An increase of on the job fatalities in Tennessee last month has the head of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration very alarmed. The TOSHA Administrator told a local new station in Tennessee that four of the ten deaths in July were on construction sites. The head of TOSHA claims that all of the construction site deaths were preventable, and the construction workers died from deadly falls.
Typically, most workplace deaths occur in the manufacturing industry in Tennessee. However, the recent influx of new employees to Tennessee has changed the patterns, according to the TOSHA Administrator. He claims on the job fatalities may be a result of unexperienced construction workers, who are new to the occupation. The TOSHA Administrator said the fatalities have resulted in citations and fines of the construction companies. All employers should take the time to review safety procedures with workers, either new or seasoned, according to the TOSHA Administrator.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is dedicated to helping preventable deaths stay – prevented. Too many lives of hard-working Americans have been lost to negligence and ignorance. When safety protocols and regulations are ignored, men and women lose their lives. Have you lost someone you love in a fatal construction accident? If so, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, can help you find restitution. Our workplace accident attorneys are St. Louis’ best legal representatives. We will fight for justice, and monetary recovery for all damages sustained in your workplace accident. If you are looking for a caring and competent workplace accident attorney, contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, to schedule a sit-down appointment.