Tennessee accident leads to work injury for several

Any kind of factory work can be particularly hazardous and lead to any number of accidents. Workers are often put through rigorous safety training to help all employees decrease the likelihood of a work injury occurring. However, despite all of these safeguards, accidents and injuries can still happen at any time, as proven recently at a Tennessee foundry.

There was an early morning explosion that rocked Designed Alloy Products, a scrap recycling facility. A fire then followed and injuries occurred to several employees. Nine people had to be transported and treated for their injuries and several others were treated at the scene, according to firefighters at the scene. One of the injured workers needed to be transported to yet another facility for further care.

There was no report on the specifics of the injuries of those who were transported for treatment. However, those treated at the scene were treated for smoke inhalation. There was yet to be cause determined for the explosion. There is currently an investigation into the incident.

Burn injuries or even smoke inhalation can lead to health issues that may prevent someone from returning to work right away, even if they do not need to be hospitalized or even transported. In Tennessee, those who suffer a work injury are allotted certain rights and protections under the law. Worker's compensation laws in Tennessee will safeguard these workers from having to contend with mounting medical bills or deal with the consequences of lost wages if they need to miss work.

Source: wate.com, Workers injured in Chattanooga blaze, No author, Oct. 25, 2013

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