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Tennessee Workplace Accident: Man Killed in Fall at Erwin Facility

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Sadly, each year, approximately 100 employees in Tennessee are hurt in workplace accidents. Additionally, dozens are killed instantly or die later as a result of catastrophic injuries.

These accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including violence, fires and explosions, transportation mishaps and slip and falls. Often, accidents are a direct result of negligence of employers, as every company has a duty to make sure safety is a top priority.

Tragically, on October 14, a worker died after falling at a nuclear processing facility in Erwin. According to the Associated Press, the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, which occurred at Erwin Resin Solutions.

The plant reportedly specializes in the recycling, processing and disposal of nuclear material.

The employee reportedly fell into a vault where radioactive resins are unloaded before they are taken to be processed. The AP reported that the man was transported to a hospital after his fall, but his injuries were too much to overcome, and he died a short time later.


Sadly, in addition to death, many people suffer serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and severe burns in workplace accidents.

If you are ever involved in a workplace accident, our attorney can seek compensation for lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, medical bills and pain and suffering.

Additionally, if you have lost a loved one to a workplace accident, you can seek a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf.

You should not have to suffer following a workplace accident. Hold the employer who injured you or your loved one liable. Our attorney wants to help you recover. Call our office today for more information.

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