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Worker suffers fatal job site injury

A 45-year-old electrician recently died in an out-of-state industrial accident. The accident occurred on a recent Friday in April, officials said. When a Tennessee worker suffers a similar fatal job site injury, the family of the victim may choose to file for death benefits via a workers' compensation claim.

Co-workers discovered the electrician, who was unconscious at the time. However, when paramedics arrived at the site of the accident, the man was pronounced dead. He had been performing a tenant-improvement job at the time of the accident, according to the man's employer, Metropolitan Electrical Construction of San Francisco.

Wrongful death claim may follow accident that killed 1, injured 7

A car crash that occurred recently in Davidson County resulted in one individual's death, as well as seven others' injuries. The fatal accident occurred on a recent Monday in April, local police said. When a Tennessee resident is killed in a car accident due to another driver being at fault, it may be appropriate for the victim's family to establish whether a wrongful death suit is viable.

Officials said a 30-year-old male driver crashed his van into one vehicle at an intersection before continuing on to another intersection, where he reportedly did not stop at a red light. His vehicle then struck two SUVs. The 66-year-old Antioch man driving the first SUV died a short time later at the scene, police said.

Truck accidents more common as more drivers fall asleep

When criminally negligent truck drivers push themselves too hard and fall asleep at the wheel, catastrophic crashes can occur. This is part of a larger trend of a decline in safety after decades of progress. More and more truck accidents are occurring in Tennessee and throughout the United States, and many blame the U.S. Congress for loosening safety rules -- even as more truck drivers are pushing themselves to their limits.

Accidents in which trucks were involved were at an all-time low in 2009, when 3,380 people died in 2,983 truck accidents. After the economic doldrums ended and the economy recovered, truck accidents have once again been on the rise. In 2013 -- the most recent year that the finalized statistics were made available -- 3,964 people died in 3,541 truck-related deaths.

Family of fatal accident victim may seek workers' compensation

A man was recently killed in a construction accident that occurred recently in Mentor, Blount County. The accident took place on a recent Tuesday afternoon in late March. When Tennessee workers suffer similar fatal injuries while at work, their loved ones are typically entitled to submit a workers' compensation claim.

The 28-year-old worker was at work in a 4-foot deep trench. For reasons currently explained, the trench suddenly collapsed on him. The worker was in the process of relocating a water line.

Fatal accident claims life of father and daughter

A serious car accident that killed two and injured one other occurred recently in Sumner County. The Bethpage accident may have involved a vehicle initiating an illegal pass, police said. When a Tennessee resident is killed in an accident, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in civil court.

The accident occurred around 8:40 on a recent Friday night in March, police said. Investigators say a 22-year-old Portland woman was driving, her 55-year-old Westmorland father a passenger in the vehicle's front seat. Their vehicle was traveling in the southbound lane when a pickup truck in the northbound lane attempted to pass another vehicle.

Worker suffers job site injury when car flies off interstate

A Tennessee construction worker was seriously injured in a recent bizarre accident involving a car that "flew" off the interstate and struck him. The accident, which occurred on a recent Wednesday in March in Hamilton County, resulted in the construction worker suffering a serious job site injury. The worker had been involved in a road expansion project for Highway 27 at the time the accident occurred.   

The driver of the car didn't remember what happened or how he lost control of the car, a local Chattanooga news station said. When recounting the crash, witnesses frequently repeated that the crash seemed like something out of a movie. One woman recalled hearing a bang and said it appeared the man's car hydroplaned, even though the roads were not slick at the time of the accident.

Worker suffers critical job site injury

An out-of-state construction worker was recently involved in a construction accident. The accident occurred on a recent Thursday in March, police said. When a Tennessee construction worker suffers a job site injury, the victim is legally entitled to file a workers' compensation claim.

The 29-year-old out-of-state man was struck by a piece of construction equipment. A front-end loader struck the worker while he was working at a job site at a residential development that was under construction, police said. He is currently in critical condition at a local medical center's I.C.U.

Recent Tennessee truck accidents: 1 killed

One individual died after being involved in an accident between a truck and a tractor-trailer that occurred recently. The fatal accident occurred in Fayette County on a recent Thursday afternoon in March. When Tennessee residents are killed in truck accidents caused by the negligence of a truck driver, the victim's loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party or parties.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. It occurred when a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer were in a collision. It is still not entirely clear which vehicle hit the other, but state and local agencies are still investigating this accident.

Worker suffers job site injury at construction site

One worker suffered serious injuries due to a recent accident involving a construction vehicle. The accident occurred in March at an out-of-state construction site, authorities say. When a Tennessee worker suffers a similar job site injury, the individual typically chooses to file a claim for workers' compensation.

The accident occurred on a recent Tuesday around 9 a.m. The worker, a 22-year-old man, was on a construction crew that was installing underground pipes for the area's future irrigation canal, authorities said. Officials investigating believe that the worker was walking behind a piece of construction equipment known as a track-hoe while the machinery was being used.

Woman suffers fatal truck accident injury, family awaits report

Around one year ago, a Johnson City woman was killed in an accident involving a city garbage truck. Now, one year later, her family is still waiting for the Tennessee Highway Patrol's report to be released. When a Tennessee resident dies because of a truck accident injury that was caused by the negligence of the truck driver, the decedent's remaining family members are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party or parties.

On Friday, February 6th, 2015, the 54-year-old woman stepped into an intersection's crosswalk. Around the very same time she did so, a city garbage truck made a right turn at the intersection on a green light. Moments later, this truck struck the woman as she was in the process of walking across the street in the crosswalk, police say. The woman died in a local hospital later that day.

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