Worker slides 3,000ft down sewer
Published 22/03/2011 | 09:17
A 37-year-old worker came loose from a safety line and slid about 3,000ft through a large sewer pipe at a wastewater treatment plant in the US.
Authorities say the man was working on the sewer system at the plant in Washington state and was about 150ft below ground when the accident happened.
He slid through a pipe that was about six feet in diameter, a spokesman said.
Firefighters and co-workers pulled the man, a contractor for Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, to safety. He appeared to have minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation.