Manhole covers


#1

I had a bizarre accident happen yesterday and I need help in finding a way to prevent another such happening. It would be kind of funny if the potential for serious injury were not so high:

I have large manhole covers that follow the sewer line in my community. These are in people’s yards. Some damn brats pulled off a cover and a resident fell down it while mowing his yard. He’s banged up a bit but will live. I offered to pay anything his insurance will not cover.

How do I solve this problem? Is there some way to buy manhole covers with a locking mechanism? Has anyone else ever had this problem? I hate to spend the money but I have visions of having to call my insurance agent and that would be no fun.

Thanks.

Rolf


#2

Rolf, a quick google of the subject produced this link which looks promising:

http://www.sewer1.com/manhole/manhole-cover-security.asp

You may want to look at the additional hits by typing “locking manhole covers” into google.

Heather


#3

we have manhole covers that screw down and are domed. that prevents people from standing on them, and there are 10-12 screws in each one, so it is usuall too much work for kids to take apart. let me know i can email you pics or try to get you a manufacturer name.

matt


#4

Matt,

Yes, by all means, send me whatever info you have. Any info you have is appreciated.

Rolf