April 22, 2013
A Tennessee Construction Accident that occurred last week was responsible for claiming the lives of two workers and leaving another man seriously injured. Reports indicate the incident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, at a site located on Indian Lake Boulevard in the town of Hendersonville.
A story published in a recent issue of The Tennessean explained the three men were part of crew hired by two subcontractors to complete a wall in a new building. As the three men worked though, the wall suddenly gave way and came crashing down on top of them.
The victim’s co-workers described the sound of the collapse as being similar to a dynamite explosion. They quickly began to pull the debris away from the victims once they realized what had occurred; however, two of the victims died before rescue crews could arrive at the scene. The other man was rushed to a local hospital to receive treatment for several serious injuries.
The Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Administration has sent a team of investigators to the scene to determine if the accident could have been prevented. The team stated they believe the accident may have occurred when a gust of wind blew the wall over.
The Memphis Personal Injury Attorneys with John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers recognize the devastation the sudden loss of a loved one can cause. That’s why the firm would like to send their sympathies to the families of the two workers who were killed.