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Tennessee manager concealed worker injuries

Tennessee has a sizable manufacturing industry, employing workers in plants that produce products ranging from automobiles, processed foods, and chemicals such as paints, pharmaceuticals or industrial products. Workers in those industries may perform difficult jobs.

Tennessee man crashes into semi truck

Drivers on vacation -- or simply on roads they haven't travelled before -- may need to pay extra attention to traffic signs and road conditions. One Tennessee pickup driver who was driving out of state might have benefitted from this advice.

Alcoa Highway claims another car accident victim

According to the Tennessee Metropolitan Planning Commission, Alcoa Highway is considered the most traveled non-interstate road in Tennessee. Specifically, more than 46,000 drivers travelled on the route south of Maloney Road every day in 2011.

Tennessee campaign targets TBI awareness, prevention

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month in the state. The need for the campaign is evident by the number of patients admitted to Tennessee hospitals each year with traumatic brain injuries: about 8,000, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Nationwide, about 1.7 million Americans suffer a brain injury each year.

Tennessee Highway Patrol works for safer roads

In a recent statement, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed its commitment to making 2013 an even safer year than 2012 for Tennessee drivers. Toward that end, authorities will likely be targeting distracted drivers, in addition to drinking and driving offenders.

Tennessee safety data reveals more fatal crashes in 2012

Tennessee officials in various counties compile reports of the previous year's fatal motor vehicle crashes. Such data, which typically includes descriptions of the circumstances surrounding each crash, can help the Tennessee Department of Safety and other local officials issue spot for dangerous road conditions or intersections. The data may also indicate trends in distracted or unsafe driving which may help lawmakers pass new laws to make the state's roads safer.

Distracted driving in work zones can be fatal

According to preliminary data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 12 people died in work zones on Tennessee roads in 2012. Yet Tennessee readers may be surprised to learn that only three of those fatalities were roadside workers. The remaining nine fatalities were in vehicles traveling in the work zones.

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