Many different jobs require climbing, and most workers in Tennessee and across the nation are protected by safety regulations that require them to have safety equipment like harnesses. Until recently, however, federal regulations have allowed electrical workers to not use safety equipment when climbing. Instead, they have been allowed to "free climb" without any kind of safety equipment.
On July 12, an accident during the evening hours on Interstate 24 in Manchester claimed the lives of two individuals. Two other individuals who were involved were injured, as reported.
Even though many employers might not face citations for OSHA violation, there are many jobs that carry a heightened risk of serious injury or death for employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,500 to 6,500 fatal accidents occur at work every year. In a recent article, using statistics collected by the BLS indicate that, one writer suggests that workers employed in hazardous jobs seldom make a considerably higher pay rate than many other workers.
According to local authorities, a crash in the afternoon hours of June 27 in Hickman County injured six people and killed three. Some of those injured the multi-vehicle accident were children.