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Report: Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet at Fleming Construction Company, LLC in Metairie, Louisiana

DATE: 02/05/15

Employee was attempting to pull a ladder out of a manhole at a sewer lift station. The manhole hatch cover fell on the employee and knocked him down the hole. Employee fell approximately 20 feet to the ground below.

Report ID 2015021172  
Date 02/05/2015  
UPA 945589  
Inspection 1038987  
Primary NAICS 237110  
Nature 10 Traumatic injuries and disorders, unspecified
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 6122 Sewers, manholes, storm drains
Secondary Source 4912 Manhole and cistern covers
Event 4334 Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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