View Full Version : And you thought YOUR Monday was bad...

03-23-2011, 07:48 AM
Poor guy, ick.

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. Ė Firefighters rescued a worker who was sucked into a sewer pipe Monday morning.

The man went into an 85-foot-deep shaft to do some work on the sewer line and went for a ride he'd much rather forget.

"You can imagine what's down there, everything that's in a sewer. Everything's is gooey, slimy, smells terrible," said Bob Atkinson with Pierce County Public Utilities.

The 37-year-old worker with Coluccio Construction was inside the sewer pipe inspecting it when, for some reason, he disconnected from his safety harness and then slipped into the sludge.

"He would tumble every now and then in the water. It's sewage water, it's kinds nasty but he would take hold of himself and say nope I've got to get upright and he would get right," said Ray Clouatre of Coluccio Construction.

The worker was washed about 3,500 feet, nearly three quarters of a mile downstream. He ended up trapped in a 4-foot sewer pipe with less than 18-inches of breathing room with 15,000 gallons of waste water per minute gushing around him.

Atkinson heard the man's cries for help.

"We've pulled a lot of stuff out of the end of the line but this is the first time we've had a live one come out," he said.

News video and full details here :-) (http://www.nwcn.com/news/Pierce-Co-firefighters-rescue-worker-who-got-sucked-into-sewer-pipe-118373474.html)

3/4 of a mile. The "current" of poo carried him 3/4 of a mile! :scared0011:

03-23-2011, 08:48 AM
I'm sure he's got a new appreciation for that safety harness. :laugh:

County Mike
03-23-2011, 01:10 PM
That stinks.

03-23-2011, 02:02 PM
Something smells funny about that story.....

03-23-2011, 03:56 PM
oh gross! :scared0011: I hope he's on all kinds of antibiotics!

03-23-2011, 05:09 PM
I applied for a job with Coluccio Construction a couple of years ago, now Iím glad I didnít get it!

03-23-2011, 05:37 PM
If he disconnected his safety harness then he deserved to get dragged through the sewer system. I bet he never disregards safety rules again.


Chris F
03-23-2011, 05:41 PM
I think this story is full of crap.......