Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 3


Title: The Site

Type: Text and Image Slide


  • Company laying sewer pipe & manholes for a new housing development
  • 6 employees onsite
  • Farm land; slightly hilly; slope of ground ~ 1 to 4
  • Manhole was adjacent to an entrance ramp to a highway


  • The employer was laying sewer pipe and manholes for a new housing development.
  • There were 6 employees on site the day of the incident - five of the employees were laying pipe over the hill from the manhole that was involved in the incident. One employee (the victim) was grouting the manhole.
  • This photo shows the manhole from top of the hill looking down.
  • The area was previously farm land, it was slightly hilly, and the manhole was placed in the terrain with a slope of 1 to 4.
  • The manhole was adjacent to entrance ramps to a highway.

[Image of workers at the site]

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