Amir Zeqiri, 17, a Central Islip, NY resident, drowned in a bizarre incident. The tragedy occurred when the teenage employee went behind the Smithtown, NY Dunkin’ Donuts to empty the garbage and fell into the open cesspool. After not returning to work, Zeqiri’s younger cousin when out to investigate and noticed the boy flailing around in 8 feet of filthy water. He ran for help. Upon returning the boy had slipped beneath the surface.
Amir Zeqiri was fished out the filthy cesspool and rushed to the nearest hospital where he later died.
Dunkin’ Donuts and its employees expressed condolences for the boy’s tragic death. The hole Zeqiri reportedly fell into was not covered with a manhole. A personal injury and/or wrongful death may be initiated against the entity charged with the duty of maintaining the premises.
Teen dies after falling into open cesspool outside of Long Island Dunkin’ Donuts, Daily News, Corky Siemaszko, March 1, 2010.