10/13/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Kansas City, MO– A man is in critical condition after he fell into a manhole on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 and was swept away by the rushing water. The worker fell into a manhole outside the Mazuma Credit Union in the 600 block of Foxwood Drive in Raymore at around 8:20 a.m., as reported by NBC Action News.

Daniel W. Collins, 30, of Collins, Missouri was apart of a crew working with Rosetta Construction, who was installing new sewer pipes. As Collins was being lowered into a manhole from a tripod, he somehow slipped out of his harness and was swept away in the sewer pipe.

A coworker reportedly went to the local fire department to report the incident.

Collins was swept at least three-quarters of a mile through the 27-inch sanitary sewer before he was rescued.

Rescue teams sent down a camera into the hole to help with the slow search process. Collins was recovered from another manhole near a body of water at the 15th hole of the Creekmore Golf Course.

An air ambulance was called to the scene to rush him to Saint Luke’s Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.

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