Packaging Plant Accident Leads to Death of Worker in Nashville

Photo of a headstoneOn April 12, a 51-year-old man working at a packaging plant was killed due to traumatic brain injury. He was operating a baler, a machine used to make paper, hay or cotton into bales. The baler became full and during an effort to close the baler door, the worker was killed.

The accident took place at ISOFlex Packaging, a plastics manufacturer east of downtown Nashville.

Workplace Accidents on the Rise in Tennessee

The Administrator of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) urges employers and employees to pay special attention to workplace safety moving forward. According to TOSHA, 22 workers died during the first seven months of 2016. Compared to 2014, the number of workplace deaths in Tennessee rose by more than one-third.

The main cause of workplace fatalities in 2015 were due to falls or being struck by objects. The majority of these deaths occurred in manufacturing, with a small percentage occurring in construction. In 2016, nearly half of workplace deaths in Tennessee took place on construction sites.

How TOSHA Recommends Employers Fight Workplace Accidents

  • Conduct safety and health meetings to train workers to identify and correct dangerous work conditions
  • Pledge to work together as a team to prevent workplace accidents
  • Implement safety and health programs with full employee involvement
  • Encourage accident prevention and reporting. Many minor injuries go unreported. If these injuries are reported, the causes can be addressed, potentially preventing more serious injuries later on.
  • Increase attention to vulnerable workers, such as temporary workers or those who do not speak English.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”



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2 Responses to Packaging Plant Accident Leads to Death of Worker in Nashville

  1. JENNIFER GREER JENNIFER GREER says:

    TIMOTHY EVANS WAS MY BROTHER HE WAS THE EMPLOYEE KILLED . HE WAS HURT ONCE BEFORE PLEASE CONTACT IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR HAVE BEEN HURT SIMILAR. EMAIL GREERJIN@AOL.COM OR 6157812781 ASK FOR JENNIFER GREER

  2. jennifer greer jennifer greer says:

    My brother was Timothy Evans he worked at isoflex packing at 1 105 Visco Drive Nashville Tennessee. He was killed by accident while operating a baler. That was not his first time having an accident with that machine. The company has not acknowledged any fault or anything concerning my brother’s death. The company was fined by TOSHA . This company is a very dangerous place their turnover rate of employees is very high my brother worked at several years he was a good employee the job did my brother was doing was not his job that he was hired for if anyone has any information contact GREERJIN@AOL.COM

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