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Accident: 109187.015 - Employee Drowns After Slipping Into Water While Repairing Se

Accident: 109187.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1346685.01509/17/2018Hooper City

At 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2018, an employee was repairing an Airvac sewer sy stem component that was located inside a manhole. The employee was laying on hi s stomach reaching into the unit which was two feet below ground level. He slip ped, landing head first into 14 inches of water. The employee drowned at the si te.

Keywords: drown, drowning, fall, manhole, repair, sewer, slip

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1346685.015 62 M Fatality Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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