Madison County Coroner’s Office Releases Names After Fatal Manhole Incident

Cody Toenyes and Jack Pfund

EDWARDSVILLE – The Madison County Coroner’s Office released the names the two men that died after becoming unconscious after doing work in a manhole at a construction site in the 100 block of East Union on Friday in Edwardsville.

Workers Jack M. Pfund, 19, of Edwardsville, and Cody W. Toenyes, 22, of Bethalto, were identified by the Madison County’s Coroner’s Office.

Fire Officials said the atmosphere where the men were located was found to contain very little oxygen and a buildup of toxic gases, as is common in confined underground spaces. Jack is the son of Pfund Construction CEO and President Matt Pfund.

After graduation from CM high school Toenyes started his career as a deckhand for Lewis and Clark Marine and quickly moved to fleet mate but his passion was building which led him to PFund Construction.

Chris Rhodes
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