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Accident: 202252169 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Manhole Into Sewer Pit

Accident: 202252169 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 06/16/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31555158006/16/20111799Uvt Inc.
On June 16, 2011, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were inspecting a lateral sewer pipe by inserting a camera into a manhole. Employee #1 was standing on the top rung of the ladder at the manhole assisting Coworker #1 with the camera and his foot slipped off of the ladder, Employee #1 fell 13 feet to the bottom of the sewer pit. The manhole was not equipped with guardrails or a grab bar to assist egress or access. Employee #1 suffered unspecified multiple fractures and was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: sewer, fracture, guardrail, ladder, slip, fall, fall protection, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315551580 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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