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Accident: 202653267 - Employee Falls Into Manhole, Injures Back

Accident: 202653267 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/14/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31658806008/16/20121623Braddock Construction Llc
On August 14, 2012, Employee #1, with Braddock Construction LLC, was installing manhole risers on manhole vaults with his foreman. Both of them began cleaning the area in preparation of installing the risers. There were two road signs with cones on them in the area. Employee #1 picked up a road sign to move it out of the way. When he did, he walked forward and fell 9 feet into a manhole vault. The road signs were covering the manholes. He was extracted from the manhole by local emergency response personnel and transported to the hospital, where he was treated for back injuries and released. He may need back surgery at a future date.
Keywords: sewer, electrical vault, power line worker, construction, back, fall, manhole, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316588060 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Landscaping
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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