Vineland mayor calls for review of grease pits after toddler’s death

    Vineland Mayor Robert Romano is calling for a review of businesses’ grease pits after the son of a supermarket owner drowned in one earlier this week.

    Three-year-old Jordy Marmolejos fell into the pit behind Cidra’s Supermarket in the New Jersey town after store employees had removed the iron cover to discard materials.


    The Vineland Daily Journal reports Romano’s call for the review is preliminary. He’s asked a city solicitor to determine whether the city already has safety laws in place, and whether other municipalities have such regulations.

    One possibility would be regulating the time pits can be uncovered.

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