[Ads-l] When is a grate not a grate?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 22 16:27:04 UTC 2015

There was a recent news report about a man who "Falls To His Death Through
Sidewalk Cellar Grate".


As the story later reports, however, he fell doors, not a grate. A grate is
a lattice, not solid.

What am I missing?


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