Plymouth janitor, Chet Flattery, leaves behind wife, two kids - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Plymouth janitor leaves behind wife, two kids

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -  One day after Chet Flattery died during a hazardous materials situation in a Plymouth school his widow is looking for answers.

Flattery had arrived at Manomet Elementary School Monday morning where he was refinishing the floors. It’s unclear what happened next but then the school secretary arrived he had died due to some type of chemical mixture.

“My husband was such a fastidious person. He did the same thing and he had done this for a long time,” Linda Flattery said.

Investigators were back at the school Tuesday trying to determine what killed Chet and sent 13 others to the hospital with eye and throat irritation.

State investigators measured chemicals in the air and found relatively low levels, not enough to kill somebody

Flattery loved music and played the tuba in a drum and bugle corps with a long history in Plymouth.

His Facebook page is flooded with heartfelt comments, he left one of his own just after school let out: "I will miss everyone. Just gonna be myself during the the big empty.”

Chet had two kids, ages 12 and 17.
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