Many types of jobs in Tennessee include a certain level of danger in employees' day-to-day job responsibilities. From construction workers to factory workers around heavy machinery, the chance to be hurt at work often goes along as part of the job. A recent job-site accident at a food plant resulted in several employees being injured.
According to police, multiple employees were hurt at work at the Humboldt-based ConAgra Foods plant. Inside the food processing plant, a pipe that was filled with hot caramel burst, according to the company. Five people were hurt in relation to the blast.
The employees on this food production line suffered burns, primarily, and none of their injuries were considered to be life-threatening. They were all taken to local medical centers, with one of them being flown to Memphis. According to a release from ConAgra, that particular food production line was temporarily closed and the root cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
The last thing that many employees in Tennessee expect is to be hurt at work. However, when a workplace injury occurs, it is possible to alleviate some of the financial stresses that are often encountered due to being out of work by filing for workers' compensation. Compensation derived can be used to compensate for lost pay as well as any medical bills that may have been incurred as a result of the injury. An experienced workers' compensation attorney is often consulted by individuals who are injured at work when they begin the filing process.
Source: wbbjtv.com, "Workers injured on job at ConAgra plant in Humboldt", July 30, 2015