Tennessee roadways can be dangerous places for occupants of any type of vehicles. However, those on motorcycles have none of the protective devices that automobile drivers have such as airbags, seat belts and more. It is therefore not surprising that bikers are typically at higher risks of suffering severe or even fatal injuries in collisions. The vulnerability of bikers is underscored by a recent fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 70.
UT's Construction Industry Research and Policy Center studied workers' compensation claims filed by construction workers in Tennessee. The results indicated that inexperienced workers who are new to the industry are at a higher risk of suffering construction site injuries. The CIRPC executive director says the research confirmed previous observations that new workers filed a significant percentage of benefits claims.
Soldiers are often the victims of amputation injuries suffered in combat, but workers can also be victims. Along with car accidents, industrial and agricultural accidents in Tennessee and nationwide are frequent causes of amputations. These are regarded as catastrophic occupational injuries with exceptionally traumatic and emotionally disturbing consequences.