GREEN MOUSE SAYS: Were two city employees injured in a sewage treatment plant accident? If so, let’s hope they’re recovering speedily.


The Green Mouse has been informed that two employees of New Albany’s wastewater department were injured by scalding hot water in an incident two weeks ago at the city’s sewage treatment plant.

NA Confidential wishes a speedy recovery to both city workers.

Our wastewater department currently is struggling with the ramifications of a raw sewage spill, which was reported in the local chain newspaper.

Speaking of raw sewage leaks …

However, these two employee injuries, which in the case of one worker are reported to be sufficiently severe to keep him hospitalized, have not been reported by local media sources.

Let’s hope Team Gahan is fulfilling its OSHA responsibilities.

Report a Fatality or Severe Injury

  • All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.
  • A fatality must be reported within 8 hours.
  • An in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must be reported within 24 hours.

Forgive the Green Mouse for indulging in pure speculation, but if the mayor even bothered visiting the hospital, just imagine the uneasiness and stammering as he grappled with the implications — not of the injuries, but his chances of being named in the inevitable lawsuits.

The 2019 primary is eight months away. That’s why he’s there, if at all.