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Woman dead after falling into wastewater at Patapsco Treatment plant

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Posted at 9:06 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 14:26:04-04

BALTIMORE — A woman has died after crews recovered her body from wastewater at the Patapsco Waste Water Treatment plant.

According to Baltimore Fire, crews were called to the wastewater treatment plant just before 7 p.m. Monday for a report of a missing DPW worker.

Officials say workers noticed the woman walk across a catwalk above a water filtration system moments before she went missing. They then called her cell phone that was off and saw that her car was still in the parking lot.

“She apparently was walking across the catwalk when the cat walk fell and she fell about 20 feet into the water,” said Blair Adams, Baltimore City Fire Department.

Officials identified the woman as a 20-year city employee and supervisor for DPW. The Baltimore Citye Office of Labor Commissioner later identified the woman as Trina Cunningham. "She will be missed bye her immediate family, friends and her DPW family," the office said in a Facebook post.

“She’s worked at this facility for about three years, and we know that she’s a former DPW employee of the month. She’s touched a lot of lives here. I’ve spoken to some employees already this evening who are as you can imagine quite shaken up,” said Jeffrey Raymond, Baltimore City DPW.

Baltimore Fire officials are investigating the incident.