August 1, 2022 | Becky Marambio

Dropped Object Incident

dropped object incident

See the article below. We of course do not know the cause of this dropped object incident, but just another reason to make sure you have the correctly trained employee using the correct equipment in the correct way for any construction lifts. Hopefully, this company investigated properly to find the real root cause so this doesn’t happen again.


Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 7:10 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 12, 2022 at 12:31 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Crews with Rural Metro Fire and the Knoxville Fire Department responded to a hotel after construction debris broke a gas meter and seriously injured a worker Saturday evening, according to officials.

The meter was broken by construction debris that fell.

One worker suffered serious injuries as a result, a Rural Metro Fire official said. They were transported to the trauma center by AMR, officials said.

A spokesperson said crews secured the gas, evacuated several occupants and ventilated the building.

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