Accidents happen all the time, from traffic crashes to workplace mistakes, but only the most severe result in the death of a driver, pedestrian or worker. It is rare in Tennessee that a person loses his or her life due to a preventable mistake, but the law allows the victim's family or survivors to sue for wrongful death in these cases.
Law enforcement officers have to take people into custody as a daily requirement of the job. This is not only to keep suspects from doing harm but also for the safety of those in the care of the law.
A new app created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in conjunction with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) aims to address the hazards present during the summer months throughout the country. The app was specifically created to deal with weather-related hazards that crop up during the summer.
Two people have died and several others suffered serious injuries in a violent crash along I-40 in Knox County last Tuesday. The accident occurred between the exit for Midway and the Sevier County line on I-40. Four vehicles were involved in the accident, which witnesses described as one of the most violent they had ever seen.