Fall into Carwash Pit


The subcontractor technician had removed some grating within the carwash which a contractor technician fell into while looking up as he was working on the rain arch.  The open pit was unbarricaded and opened by another worker.  The worker who fell injured an ankle.  The contractor technician went to emergency and sustained a right ankle sprain.


What can we learn from this event?

  • Workers must be aware of their surroundings and any hazards must be identified and mitigated and discussed with all crew
  • Proper work procedures must be followed – barricading should have been placed around the carwash pit


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