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File #: 19-0184R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Death of Trina Cunningham
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 12/2/2019 In control: Labor Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Death of Trina Cunningham For the purpose of inviting the Director of DPW, the Acting Bureau Chief of the Department of Finance’s Office of Risk Management and Division of Safety, and the plant manager of the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of Trina Cunningham, as well as worker safety at all wastewater treatment plants.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, President Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle McCray, Mary Pat Clarke, Zeke Cohen, Eric T. Costello, Robert Stokes, Sr., Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 19-0184R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Sneed and President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Death of Trina Cunningham
For the purpose of inviting the Director of DPW, the Acting Bureau Chief of the Department of Finance’s Office of Risk Management and Division of Safety, and the plant manager of the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant to discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of Trina Cunningham, as well as worker safety at all wastewater treatment plants.
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Whereas, Trina Cunningham, a 20 year employee of the Department of Public Works at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant tragically and needlessly died at the Plant on June 2, 2019; and

Whereas, Ms. Cunningham had been walking along a catwalk inside the grit building when she fell 20 feet into the water filtration system, in a vat of churning water and debris and drowned; and

Whereas, Ms. Cunningham was a trusted and respected supervisor for the Department of Public Works at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant; and

Whereas, Ms. Cunningham was admired by her colleagues for her commitment and dedication to the job; and

Whereas, Ms. Cunningham was a loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter; and

Whereas, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) investigated the circumstances of Ms. Cunningham’s death and issued multiple serious citations for violations by the City that contributed to her death...

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