5 injured in fire at Tennessee metal powders plant

Three employees at a Tennessee chemical plant are in critical condition after they suffered burn injuries after an explosion or fire near a furnace
This is the third injury accident at the Hoeganaes Corporation plant this year. The incident will be investigated by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).

In January of this year, a flash fire killed a worker and injured another worker who died just a few days ago. A second accident occurred on March 29. Both of these fires involved combustible iron dust.

The plant has been criticized for not addressing safety hazards including letting dust accumulate 2-3 inches deep on surfaces throughout the factory.

This construction accident is very tragic for those who are clinging to life and their families. It is a stark reminder that workplace safety must be paramount for any corporation.

In on-the-job accidents such as this, the injured and the families of deceased workers are advised to contact a personal injury lawyer to find out information about their worker’s compensation benefits and whether they are eligible to file a negligence or third-party claim.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in workplace accidents. We have more than 30 years representing victims and their families.

Source:
4 Workers Hurt in Tennessee Plant
Fox News Published: May 27, 2011
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