There were 17 on-the-job injuries in January at the Imperial Irrigation District, but no vehicle accidents, according to the latest report.
Of those injuries, nine were in the water department, three in power and five in general services.
Overall, for 2001, district employees suffered 232 on-the-job injuries and 68 vehicle accidents. In the past seven years, the district had 323 on-the-job injuries in 1995, with a high of 337 in 1998 and a low of 232 in 2001. Vehicle accidents were at their highest in 1999 with 75 and at their lowest in 2000 with 45 when comparing data dating to 1995.
Not all of the traffic accidents were injury accidents, said Sue Giller, IID media relations supervisor.
IID board President Stella Mendoza said the district has programs in place to help minimize worker injuries and promote better health.
"We must continue to be proactive in educating and training employees to avoid accidents," she said.