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Accident: 820936 - Employee Drowns In Waste Product In Sewer

Accident: 820936 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/15/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11650816909/01/19951623Inter-County Engineering, Inc.
Employee #1 was standing on a ladder while removing the rubber plug of an 8 inch sewer line in a manhole. He fell from the ladder into the bottom of the manhole, which contained waste product. Employee #1 attempted to climb out, but fell backward into the manhole. Employee #1 drowned in the bio-residue that was at the bottom of the manhole.
Keywords: sewer, construction, fall, drown, manhole, sewage
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116508169 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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