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Worker Found Dead at Melville Sand and Gravel Plant

23-year-old Queens man found near his truck Monday; pronounced dead at the scene.

An areial view of the sand pits off Spagnoli Road.
An areial view of the sand pits off Spagnoli Road.

Story By Ryan Bonner

A Queens man working at a Melville industrial site was found dead near the back of his commercial truck Monday afternoon, police said. 

Police were called to 110 Sand Co. at 136 Spagnoli Road at 1:11 p.m. after employees saw the body of Edy Zambranovera, 23, lying on the ground. 

Zambranovera "suffered significant internal injuries" and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. 

Police did not specify how Zambranovera may have been injured. He was an employee of City Recycling in Brooklyn.  An autopsy will be conducted as the investigation continues. 

The sand pits are located west of Route 110 and east of Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage. Oyster Bay's Solid Waste Disposal Complex in near the site.



tj December 10, 2013 at 05:45 AM
so horrible......did he get stuck in the tail gate??? or a piece of debris hit him???
LS December 10, 2013 at 04:20 PM
So awful for this poor man. RIP. Beware when driving in the vicinity of this business. The very large trucks are a real hazard as they pull out of the driveway, and are often trailing debris, so stay well back from them.

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