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Accident: 200670701 - Employee Dies Of Burns After Fall Into Manhole

Accident: 200670701 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30049261805/15/19971623Columbus Utilities Of North Carolina
Employee #1 was attempting to drive a pry bar through the epoxy liner of a manhole so that water from the installation process would drain into the invert. He fell through the manhole and landed in approximately 10 in. of hot water at approximately 180 degrees F. Employee #1 suffered burns to his chest, from which he later died.
Keywords: burn, chest, installing, construction, fall, manhole, high temperature, hot water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300492618 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Other

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