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Accident: 201042892 - Employee Falls Into Manhole Cover And Is Injured

Accident: 201042892 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 12/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31042787712/19/20061794Bravo Underground, Inc.
Employee #1, a coworker, and the foreman were in a 10 ft deep excavation. They had been contracted to open the top cover of a 7 ft deep manhole, fill it with soil, and then replace the cover. The workers were using jackhammers around two sides of the top cover when the center top caved in and Employee #1 fell into the manhole. The coworkers quickly grabbed onto chains that had been attached to the top cover to help remove it. Emergency Services responded and extracted Employee #1 from inside the manhole. He was transported to University Medical Center, where he admitted for treatment.
Keywords: excavation, manhole cover, cover, unsecured, construction, fall, manhole, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310427877 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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