Employers should be held liable whenever a fatal accident occurs on their premises. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, 100 people were killed in workplace accidents in Tennessee.
Causes of workplace accidents included violence, fires and explosions, transportation mishaps and slip and falls. Many of these issues are the result of negligence on behalf of employers, as they have a duty to make sure employee safety is a top priority.
Unfortunately, a FedEx employee died on July 2 after suffering an injury at the Memphis World Hub. According to WAFF-TV, 19-year-old Chandler Warren died in some type of mishap at the facility.
It remains unclear what happened in the FedEx accident, as details have not been released to the media. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the case, but it could be six months before its findings are made public.
Warren worked two jobs and was a student at Southwest Community College, according to WAFF.
What Should I Do If My Loved One Dies or Is Injured in a Workplace Accident?
Our Nashville injury lawyer seeks justice on behalf of injured employees or families who have loved ones killed in workplace accidents, and he works tirelessly to secure compensation for lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Our attorney can also help you make sure you receive the workers’ compensation and benefits that you are entitled to should you be injured in a workplace accident. For the opportunity to speak with our attorney about your case, give him a call today.
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