HAGERSTOWN -- A 35-year-old woman was taken to Washington County Hospital Monday morning after she fell because of a plastic clean-out device that was missing from a drain along West Antietam Street, according to a 911 dispatcher.
The woman's injuries were not life-threatening after she fell near the drain pipe at 37 W. Antietam St., the dispatcher said.
The accident occurred about 10:18 a.m., the dispatcher said.
City Engineer Rodney Tissue said Monday afternoon that he was not aware of the open pipe.
Tissue said clean-out devices are usually connected to the city's sewer treatment system, although he did not know if the drain was owned by the city.
"We'll have to get to the bottom of that one," Tissue said.
Several doors up at 21 W. Antietam St., a square section of the sidewalk was cut and the resulting hole measured 2 feet, 6 inches wide by about 2 feet, 7 inches deep.