Postal worker injured after falling into manhole - KMOV.com

Postal worker injured after falling into manhole

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Postal worker fell partway into manhole in East St. Louis (Credit: KMOV) Postal worker fell partway into manhole in East St. Louis (Credit: KMOV)

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A postal worker is recovering after falling partway into a manhole in East St. Louis.

The incident happened near 22nd and St. Clair Avenue on March 17.

Postal service officials say the man slipped on a grassy slope as he left a home and fell onto the manhole, which was covered with a sheet of plywood.

The wood broke and he fell partway into the hole, injuring his elbow and leg, postal service officials say.

The man is undergoing medical evaluation at a local hospital.

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