Appeals court rules against Hayward man who fell into septic tank

Sawyer County (WQOW) – A northern Wisconsin man who fell into his septic tank lost his lawsuit against the company that recently worked on it.

Hayward’s David Steinke stepped on a rusted gas cap and fell in October 2016.
He testified that the liquid reached his chest and was in it for five and a half hours before he could climb out.
He says he has recurring nightmares about the incident.

Steinke sued the company that had pumped the tank the month before for failing to warn him of the dangerous condition of the cover.
But this company had informed him about it three years earlier.
And on Tuesday, the appeals court sided with a Sawyer County judge and found that the company was specifically hired to pump, not inspect, or repair the tank.

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