Wacker construction workers back on site

Wacker construction workers back on site

October 15th, 2012 by Joan Garrett McClane in Local Regional News

Wacker site construction in Bradley County

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

Most of the 1,200 construction workers on the Wacker Chemical plant in Charleston, Tenn., are back on the job today.

Work was called off last week after two employees of Baker Concrete Construction fell from scaffolding and died. Wacker's website had claimed that the site had been accident free until the incident.

Construction has been resumed in all areas except the immediate accident area where an investigation is continuing, said Bill Toth, a spokesperson for Wacker.

"We are continue to mourn the loss of those coworkers," he said. "Sympathies are with their family."

The Tennessee Department of Labor sent investigators last week to interview witnesses and review safety logs. A report on the incident won't be released for six months, officials said.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press