Iron Cover Theft Lead to Injury and Sometimes Death - Then the Lawsuits Follow
CAP composite manhole covers provide zero recycled content, no rewards for criminals, and safer streets with covers in their place. Tack welding, special locks, and other solutions are merely costly band-aids and can be bypassed by clever thieves. You and your kids may be safe...for now. (Video: unsuspecting pedestrian catching a bus falls into a coverless manhole)
The gentleman in the video survived 9 days stuck in a manhole after falling into the sewer hole that was missing the manhole cover. Theft of manhole covers for the metal scrap content can injure and even kill, but through his survival skills, he was able to make it out okay...CAP is happy that he is now recovering.
April 6, 2015 - Channel 10 NBC News in Providence, RI reports that a jogger falls into an open manhole and was "seriously hurt."
Stolen manhole covers replaced after 11 year-old girl falls in a manhole and injures herself. Iron cover theft affects our children.
"According to Lawyers USA, the Gustafsson verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in the United States for 2008. It is also the largest premises liability verdict in Pennsylvania history, and the second-largest compensatory verdict ever in the state."