Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Industry Summary

Between 2014 and 2015, the Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry saw employment growth of only 1.05%. There are an average of 8 workers at each of the 4,950 establishments in the United States. With OSHA reported accident rates of less than that of the the Water Sewage and Other Systems Industry as a whole, things have been relatively safe over the past five years.

On Thursday, May 30th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Hastings, NE after learning of an incident at T-L Irrigation Company which had occured on Wednesday, May 29th 2019. 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.
The accident investigation below was opened on Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 by OSHA representitives in Redlands, CA at City Of Redlands. A 60 year old Equipment Operator: Heavy had been injured when the employee was caught in backhoe roll
OSHA ID104732.015
Accident Date2017-10-18
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 2:48 p.m. on October 18, 2017, an employee was operating Caterpillar Backhoe Loader #723 while creating a dam. The employee attempted to turn the loader onto a slightly inclined dirt area and the loader tipped over on its side. The employee suffered a ruptured left arm tendon at the elbow, minor lacerations, and bruises. The employee was hospitalized.
The accident investigation below was opened on Friday, October 27th 2017 by OSHA representitives in Sunnyvale, CA at City Of Sunnyvale. A 61 year old Technician had been injured when the employee was struck by a pipe wrench and suffered multiple inj
OSHA ID102297.015
Accident Date2017-10-09
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 10:00 a.m. on October 9, 2017, an employee was tightening a 2 inch fitting with a pipe wrench when it slipped off. The employee was struck in the head by the wrench and he knocked his head into the wall. The employee sustained a contusion and lower back pain. The employee was hospitalized.

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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 3873
Inspection Rate: 7.59
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 58

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