According to WTVF-TV, a worker from the Tennessee Aluminum Processors plant in Maury County is recovering from serious burns following a workplace accident on October 11.
The station reported that a man stumbled into a pot of hot aluminum at the factory. He ended up suffering burns to at least 40 percent of his body. It is unclear how the accident occurred, as investigators are still reviewing the incident.
WTVF reported that this is the second major accident at the plant in a year and a half. In April, a 44-year-old man was killed when he was sucked into a scrap metal grinder. The station reported that OSHA found “a half-dozen violations following that incident and fined the company nearly $8,000.”
Tennessee Aluminum Processors did not respond to multiple requests for comment, according to WTVF.
I HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A TENNESSEE WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 120 fatal workplace accidents in 2011 in Tennessee. Some of these accidents were a result of violence at the workplace, while others were a result of workers encountering objects and equipment, falls, exposure to harmful chemicals and transportation accidents.
If you have sustained an injury in a workplace accident, please contact our Nashville workplace accident lawyer for a free consultation. We have obtained settlements and verdicts for workplace accident victims including a $930,000 verdict for a man injured on a construction site.
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