Crime

January 3, 2014

Worker found dead at Fort Worth water treatment plant

An employee of a waste hauling company was found dead Friday morning at Fort Worth’s Village Creek water reclamation facility.

An employee of a waste-hauling company was found dead Friday morning at the city’s Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Arlington.

Few details were available by late Friday, but according to a city of Fort Worth news release, the employee of Liquid Environmental Solutions evidently was delivering a load of liquid food waste.

“An employee making rounds discovered spilled waste product and notified another employee who investigated and discovered the body,” the news release said. “A call was placed to 911, and attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful.”

There were no witnesses, the news release said. The name of the man had not been released by Friday afternoon.

Fort Worth police, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating.

“No one else was injured, and there was no damage to the treatment plant,” the news release said.

The Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility at 4500 Wilma Lane in Arlington was built in 1958 and discharges treated liquid waste into the West Fork of the Trinity River. — Anna M. Tinsley

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