Worker killed Wednesday on Alcoa Highway, investigation underway

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee OSHA learned of a workplace fatality that happened Wednesday afternoon in the acceleration lane of the intersection at Alcoa Highway (Highway 129) at Maloney Road.

An inspector was immediately notified and dispatched to the scene. He arrived at 3:30 p.m. to begin the investigation into the fatality.

TOSHA will conduct and complete an investigation into the fatality. This investigation usually includes surveying the scene, reviewing company records and procedures and conducting interviews.

A fatality investigation can take between eight and 10 weeks to complete. TOSHA said they will not release preliminary information before investigations are complete.

When the final report is submitted, the investigation will be open for public review.

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