WEST MILFORD, N.J. — Authorities say an 85-year-old Korean War veteran has died while working on a pump in his home’s septic system.

Police in West Milford say that Benjamin Barbieri was found in the pump tank in his home by a family member on Sunday.

Sgt. Det. Joseph Walker told The Record (https://njersy.co/2wTAeGW) that the cause of death was unknown, but natural causes, electrocution were the most likely possibilities.

Barbieri served in the Army and was a mechanic for Continental Can.

Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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