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Divers search for missing sewage plant technician

December 01, 2011
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MELBOURNE, Australia — Divers are sifting through a massive tank of untreated sewage at Melbourne’s main wastewater treatment plant in search of a missing 52-year-old lab technician, ninemsn reported.

The man is believed to have died after falling into the 5 meter-deep tank while taking samples Thursday morning.

Members of the local police force are in the process of emptying the 1.5 million liter tank in hopes of finding the man’s body.

The incident is being treated as an industrial accident, according to Detective Senior-Constable Dean Hedge.
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