When a Tennessee worker operates heavy machinery outdoors, the job often carries with it a greater chance of getting injured. Between the machinery and the inherent dangers of many job sites, the risk of injury is substantial. When a job site injury is fatal, the deceased worker's dependents typically file a workers' compensation claim for death benefits.
A job site injury occurred recently in the latter part of August in Humboldt. The city worker died when he was critically injured by a tree that fell on him. The 70-year-old man had been working that morning on a crew behind the local high school, according to the mayor.