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Woman rescued after fall into manhole - The Galveston County Daily News: Local News

October 28, 2016

Woman rescued after fall into manhole

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  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 9:59 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    This is going to cost a lot, either to Tilman or else us poor beleaguered taxpayers. I wonder which of us will pay for her lawsuit.

  • gecroix posted at 10:47 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    What kep the woman from seeing an 18 to 20" minimum diameter hole in front of her?

  • cjmmama posted at 11:11 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    cjmmama Posts: 24

    The story says it happened at 10:40 PM. I would think darkness would keep her from seeing an open manhole.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:12 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

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  • gecroix posted at 11:58 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    The place is lit up like a Christmas tree.
    Maybe the lights were out....

    I saw a woman at WalMart a couple days ago walk into one of the outside cart holders and nearly fall down when she ran into one, in broad daylight, so I guess anything can happen...
    She was talking on her cellphone while walking along...

  • sverige1 posted at 3:41 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Hope she's OK now. Did she finally get to go to the IHOP after she was treated?

  • Justjay posted at 4:59 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    Justjay Posts: 148

    Strange things happen in or near that Ihop. I once spotted Elvis there.

  • sverige1 posted at 5:21 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    My aunt said she saw Andy Kaufman there.

  • cocodrie2013 posted at 12:34 am on Fri, Jul 25, 2014.

    cocodrie2013 Posts: 162

    Business as usual with the thieves in Galveston stealing manhole covers for scrap metal?? Just saying.

  • drumb47 posted at 6:55 am on Fri, Jul 25, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 405

    Good the lady is okay.

    Someone dropped the ball here. If work was being done, the manhole should have been roped off with yellow caution tape for all to see. It would be hard for me to believe that a City worker would knowingly leave a manhole cover off without securing the work site.

  • kevjlang posted at 1:56 pm on Fri, Jul 25, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 4036

    According to the article:

    "It’s unclear why the manhole was open. The cover was on the ground near the open hole."

    Apparently, they hadn't gotten around to hauling it to C&D for a wad of $2 bills.