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Explosion at PSC Metals Results in Worker Injuries

Roane County, TN (March 18, 2021) Law enforcement reports that an explosion occurred on March 18th that led to injuries.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports that they are working to determine the cause of a blast. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Bomb and Explosives as well as a unit associated with traumatic brain injuries also provided assistance.

The injured worker was transported from the site to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. The worker’s identity has not yet been disclosed. The Roane County Sheriff’s Office created a perimeter around the business as authorities analyzed the scene for evidence that could be utilized to determine the cause of the explosion. Additional details about how the explosion occurred are still pending.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019. This equates to more than 100 work deaths a week in the United States or about 15 fatalities every day. Worker injuries are meanwhile down from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to 2.8 workers per 100  in 2019.

Speak with an Experienced Knoxville Work Accident Attorney                 

Worker accidents often leave workers feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what they can do to pursue compensation. One of the best steps to take in such a situation is to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette and during a free case evaluation and learn about your various options to pursue compensation. Once retained, our lawyers will remain focused on fighting for the possible outcome in your case while you focus on recovery.


Note: This post was written based on available resources, news stories, and online reports about this incident. As is often the case with fast breaking news, there is always the risk that some details are still being shared and uncovered. Please contact us if you notice any information that should be changed or added. Thanks!


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