Nashville Work Accident

Crash alert: Man killed in wall collapse at Nashville construction site

by Ponce Law | August 6th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A worker died in an accident at a Nashville construction site Tuesday morning, according to WKRN.

Police responded at about 11 a.m. to the site on West End Avenue, where a wall had collapsed outside an office building.

Investigators determined that 61-year-old Timothy Tyler was removing caulk around part of an exterior wall when it fell on him.

Tyler was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He worked for Architectural Glass and Metal Company, Inc.  The fatal accident is now under investigation.

When you suffer a workplace injury that wasn’t your fault, you have many questions. How will you pay for your medical bills without a paycheck? When will you recover from your injuries? And when will you be able to return to work? At Ponce Law, we can help answer those questions. Our Nashville workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping people who suffer work-related injuries get the benefits they deserve. We’re here 24/7 to take your call. You can reach us at (844) 204-6765 or online.

Vigil held for teen killed in fall at Nashville construction site

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A vigil was held Wednesday night for a teenager killed in an accident at a construction site in East Nashville, according to WSMV.

This is an update to a previous story.

Family and friends gathered to remember 16-year-old Gustavo Enrique Ramirez of Springfield, and called for an investigation into his death.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon as he was working at the site of a new hotel on the 300 block of Interstate Drive.  Ramirez fell from scaffolding about 120 feet from the ground. No foul play was involved, police said.

Another vigil for Ramirez was set for Thursday night on the soccer field at Franklin-Simpson High School.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Worker Seriously Injured After Shelbyville Plant Explosion

by Staff Blogger | November 18th, 2013

November 18, 2013

The Nashville Workers Compensation Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that burn injuries from fires and explosions at the workplace are one of the leading causes of on-the-job fatalities each year. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2012, roughly three percent of all fatal workplace accidents were the result of a fire or explosion at a job site.

The dangers posed by these accidents were underscored earlier this morning when a worker was seriously injured in a blast at a Shelbyville, Tennessee plant. According to a story from the Chattanooga Times-Gazette, the incident happened at around 10:30 a.m. at the Southern Energy facility, located near Lane Parkway.

Reports indicate that victim was filling a tanker with fuel when the blast occurred. As a result, the worker sustained major injuries and was transported to a Nashville trauma center for further treatment.

The blast resulted in a massive fire and smoke cloud that forced nearby schools and businesses to be evacuated.

Experts are on the scene investigating what may have caused the explosion and if it could have been prevented.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates are aware of how dangerous work-related accidents can be. That’s why the firm would like to wish the victim of this latest accident a full and speedy recovery from his injuries.