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Accident: 117406.015 - Employee Incurs Contusions To Arm And Back In Fall Down Manh

Accident: 117406.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410868.01506/25/2019Manatts Inc.

At 2:18 p.m. on June 19,2019, Employee #1, employed by a road construction compa ny, was walking down a newly paved residential street to grab a shovel. He deci ded to move a piece of steel that was in the middle of the street. The employee bent over the 30-inch square steel that was covering a 24-inch manhole. He too k a step forward and stepped into the hole opening, a 14 foot fall to the sewer at the bottom of the hole. He then climbed up the manhole ladder, and emergency services were called. The employee was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of contusions to the arms and back.

Keywords: arm, back, construction, contusion, cover, fall, fall protection, manhole, manhole cover, road paving, sewer, steel plate, struck against, walking surface, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   14

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1410868.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage

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