Sewage Treatment Facilities

Industry Summary

Suffering major job losses, employees within the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry have got to be on edge. With 2015 employment numbers coming in at 5,968, The industry has seen a decline of -4.4%. This change put 275 folks onto the unemployment line. Calculated reported accident rates have outpaced the Water Sewage and Other Systems Industry by 84% over the past 5 years.

OSHA investigators arrived in Watertown, NY on Tuesday, November 21st 2017 and began an accident investigation which had occured previously at Watertown City Wwtp. A 54 year old Water had been killed when the employee was struck on head by hydraulic hose and was killed
OSHA ID100957.015
Accident Date2017-11-20
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 6:15 p.m. on November 20, 2017, an employee was working on a hydraulic leak on Filter Press #1 at the Pollution Control Plant. The employee was struck on the left side of his head by a high pressure hydraulic hose which was released from a tee fitting. The employee sustained trauma to the head when struck by the high pressure hydraulic hose fitting and was killed.
The accident investigation below was opened on Thursday, November 9th 2017 by OSHA representitives in Marion, IL after learning of an incident at City Of Marion - Waste Water Treatment Plant which had occured on Tuesday, November 7th 2017. A 30 year old man working as a Water was injured on the job when the employee was injured when struck by pressurized line
OSHA ID101014.015
Accident Date2017-11-07
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 1:15 p.m. on November 7, 2017, an employee was monitoring a guzzler line of a rail machine that was being used inside a sewer pipe. During work, the guzzler line became compromised and an unidentified object created a cut in the hose. While the line was in the sewer pipe, the pressure was equalized. However, when the guzzler line was removed, it became unstable and struck the employee at a high rate of speed. The employee sustained five fractured ribs and a dislocated right shoulder, which he was hospitalized and received treatment.
On Monday, July 10th 2017 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Trevose, PA at Ge Betz, Inc.. A 46 year old had been injured when the employee suffered from heat exhaustion while cutting piping f
OSHA ID97022.015
Accident Date2017-07-03
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 3:00 p.m. on July 3, 2017, the employee was cutting and installing PVC piping inside the Micro Biological Reactor. The employee stopped sweating and was not feeling well. The employee suffered from heat exhaustion and was hospitalized.

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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 2650
Inspection Rate: 34.09
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Accident Records: 30