An employee of J Ramey Construction LLC, a subcontractor of Ramey Inc., died today while working on repairs to the raw-water pipeline between Salem Lake and the Thomas Water Treatment Plant. Two other employees were injured. The incident happened between 10 and 10:30 a.m. in a stretch of pipe between the Salem Lake Dam and Reynolds Park.
The City-County Utilities Division hired Ramey in November to clean out the pipe and make necessary repairs in preparation for placing the rebuilt Thomas water plant into operation later this year.
OSHA is investigating the incident.
The deceased employee is Herman Wilson, 62, of Winston-Salem. All further information about this incident will be released by Ramey Inc.