Home   |  Staff   |  Local News   |  Area Events   |  Birthdays   |  Photos   |  Contact Us   |  Employment
Friday, August 17, 2018

Bush Brothers fined
The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration(TOSHA) has imposed a fine on Bush Brothers, in connection with death at it's Chestnut Hill plant earlier this year. On April 23, Shannon Smith, 40 of Dandridge was pulled into a machine at 3 am and died at the scene. Several weeks earlier another employee was injured at the plant in a work-related accident and was flown to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville Following an investigation, TOSHA found three key issues in the Smith death, and imposed a $8,175 fine. Investigators found the employee didn't use a correct procedure while cleaning and the company didn't use proper guarding, which would keep employees from being pulled into the equipment. They said both violations were directly responsible for the death. The investigation also found that the facility failed to deliver hazard communication training to insure the equipment was locked, to prevent operation during cleaning. TOSHA said that violation was not directly involved in Smith's death. Company officials told investigators that Smith was cleaning a pallet de-stacker when she climbed into an area under a scissor lift platform. The machine was left in automatic mode instead of manual mode which would have kept the machine from operating on its own. The victim apparently activated an electric eye that put the scissor lift into motion, pulled her in and killed her.

Return to Today's News Stories - Front Page

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Newport East Broadway Update
  • Cocke County Industrial Park
  • Medical issue may have led to Thursday crash

    Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Cocke County to be asked to fund grading for an industrial prospect
  • Justice receives 10 year prison term
  • Tennessee jobless rate remains low
  • Tennessee revenues are up

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Paulin home burglary
  • Four vehicle crash
  • Boyd may be UT president
  • More opioid crisis funding

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Daniel approved for ballot
  • Tennessee average income is rising
  • Tennessee and opioids
  • Roe on Kavanaugh
  • Blake Shelton on Ole Red
  • Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Cocke CLB
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Brett Kavanaugh

    Home  |  Staff  |  Photos  |  Local News  |  Contact Us  |  Employment

    © 2007 92.3 WNPC - Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved