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Tennessee explosion causes 1 death and 3 injured workers

An explosion at a Tennessee manufacturing facility has resulted in the death of one worker. Three more injured workers were able to escape without suffering life-threatening injury, and the rest of the employees escaped unharmed. The incident occurred approximately 55 miles outside of Nashville on a recent Wednesday. Authorities are still investigating the accident, trying to ascertain what happened.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, several businesses located on the premises maintained federal licenses to possess explosives and ammunitions. However, it is still unknown exactly which business or businesses were involved in the explosion. Approximately 20 employees were inside the building when it exploded. Firefighters arrived on the scene after the blast to extinguish the fire, which had also spread to surrounding wooded areas.

Injured workers harmed by asbestos still a problem in the US

Many construction workers in Tennessee believe that asbestos dangers are a thing of the past. However, the United States continues to import approximately 1,160 tons of this cancer-causing substance into the country each year. Not only that, but an estimated 35 million buildings contain asbestos in the United States right now, and any employees in those buildings could be in danger of becoming injured workers with asbestos-related diseases

National and international health, occupational safety and research organizations agree. Exposure to asbestos must be avoided. Simply put, there is no level of exposure that is considered safe.

59-year-old pedestrian killed in tragic Tennessee car accident

A female Tennessee driver has been charged with killing another man in a brutal car accident. According o police, the woman killed the man while he was traveling by foot along a sidewalk close to his Memphis home. Further, police allege that the woman did not stop to tend to the man after the car accident, but rather she continued driving. In addition to hit-and-run charges, the woman must also face charges of vehicular homicide in court.

The victim of this accident was a 59-year-old resident of Memphis. He was hit on a recent Saturday night while he was out for an evening stroll. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene, shortly after being hit by the 21-year-old woman's automobile.

Nissan tries to prevent personal injury with massive recall

Nissan has issued a recall of nearly one million cars due to a defect in the passenger airbag systems. According to the car manufacturer, a problem with the computer systems contained in certain Nissan automobiles could result in the passenger side airbag failing to deploy. If the airbag fails to deploy in a car crash scenario, it could increase the possibility of personal injury and death.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a bulletin saying that the recall is affecting a total of 989,701 motor vehicles that are currently registered in the United States. It is unknown whether this recall affects cars located outside of the United States. Tennessee drivers can contact Nissan directly to determine if their own vehicles are affected.

Porsche recalls defective 911 GT3s to avoid future car wrecks

Tennessee is home to beautiful mountain roads, and any sports car enthusiast or motorcyclist can appreciate the natural scenery found along these winding stretches of highway. However, driving is not without its dangers, and numerous car wrecks and injuries have occurred on Tennessee highways. These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, from drunk and negligent drivers to blatant violations of speed limits. One more factor that has caused many car wrecks involves hidden and dangerous manufacturing defects.

Car manufacturers generally do an excellent job of adhering to safety standards and creating solid machinery that drivers can rely on. Nevertheless, even the most reputable motor vehicle builders have been guilty of grave errors. Recently, for example, Porsche advised 911 GT3 owners that their engines were in danger of catching on fire.

Houston Brothers Saga Continues - Habitat for Humanity Benefits

affiliateLogo.jpgIn May of 2006, a deputy sheriff of Roane County and a field deputy were killed in a hail of gunfire between law enforcement officers and Rocky Joe and Leon Houston. Approximately three and a half years later, Leon Houston was acquitted in a jury trial wherein he was represented by James F. Logan Jr. of the law firm Logan-Thompson, P.C.

Fatal truck accident possibly caused by distracted driving

Accidents on Interstate roadways are often more traumatic due to the high speeds and congested traffic. In Tennessee, where big trucks and personal automobiles share lanes a collision can result in serious injury or death. Despite extensive training to obtain a commercial driver's license, there is not a surefire way to prevent serious accidents from occurring, especially when truck drivers can be just as inclined toward speeding and distracted driving.

It was late evening when police officials and emergency personnel were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 81. As authorities began investigating the scene, they came upon a semi-truck which had collided with the rear end of a car traveling in the same direction. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, and his wife was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the accident.

Tennessee teenager dies in tragic car accident

A 17-year-old Tennessee girl recently lost her life in a car accident. She was riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old woman. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at the car accident scene. Another passenger in the vehicle, an 18-year-old man who was riding in the backseat, was extremely fortunate to survive the incident without injury.

The accident took place when the 18-year-old driver lost control of her car and drove into a telephone pole. After police arrived on scene, they arrested the young driver for various traffic offenses. She was charged with reckless driving and failing to yield with serious death/injury.

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