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Manhole Accident Claims PA Installer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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A construction worker was killed after being pinned beneath a concrete manhole form Monday (May 5) in Pennsylvania.

Jared Ritchey, 32, was installing a manhole in Ursina, PA, for the town's first-ever sewer system, when he was trapped by a large concrete form, according to media reports.

Coworkers' 'Heroic Steps'

Ritchey worked for Guyer Brothers Inc. of New Enterprise, PA. The company is a water and sewer line utility contractor founded in 1999.

Jared Ritchey
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Jared Ritchey, 32, was killed after being trapped by a concrete manhole he was installing.

The company did not wish to issue a comment Tuesday (May 6).

The accident happened about 2:10 p.m. ET, and Ritchey was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.

Police said co-workers "took heroic steps in an effort to save his life," according to several media reports.

The co-workers freed Ritchey by using a crane to remove the concrete, and then performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Investigations Pending

State Trooper Ted Goins said the manner of death was accidental and an exact cause would be determined pending an autopsy.

"It's just an accident, poor man working, that's all it is," Confluence Volunteer Fire Dept. Lt. Jeremiah Bowser told WJACTV.com.

State police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating, WPXI.com reported.

OSHA records show no previous violations for the company.

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Concrete; Construction; Fatalities; Sewer systems

Comment from robert conn, (5/7/2014, 10:44 PM)

It’s just an accident? The guy is dead. Someone did something WRONG. Maybe it was him, I don't know the details but I do know that all accidents occur because of a mistake or a series of mistakes. An investigation needs to be thorough to ensure that each link in the chain of events is identified and eliminated on future projects. I would be interested in hearing some details if anyone has any.


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