Water Sewage and Other Systems

Industry Summary

As of the last reported data from 2015, there are 48,294 workers employed at 5,719 Water Sewage and Other Systems establishements in the United States. The industry is slowly growing, adding 175 jobs in the 12 months between 2014 and 2015. On average, each business employs 8 workers. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

On Thursday, May 30th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Hastings, NE which had occured previously at T-L Irrigation Company. A 18 year old woman working as a Laborer was killed on the job when the atv rollover kills employee
OSHA ID116680.015
Accident Date2019-05-29
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 9:00 a.m. on May 29, 2019, an employee was using an ATV to spray weeds in an irrigation ditch. The employee was killed when the ATV rolled over on him, fracturing his neck.
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 at City Of Marion - Waste Water Treatment Plant. A 30 year old Water had been injured 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.

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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 6580
Inspection Rate: 10.3
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 93