published Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Family files $3 million wrongful death lawsuit against TAG Manufacturing

A family member of a 54-year-old man who died in a gruesome incident at TAG Manufacturing last year has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the company.

Fredrick Chubbs, relative of deceased Larry Chubbs, filed the lawsuit today in Hamilton County Circuit Court. Documents allege that the company failed to install, secure and repair metal grating floor panels.

A section of the grating gave way on May 7, 2012 as Larry Chubbs walked over it. He fell into the Big Blaster where an auger shredded his legs up to his torso. He died of blood loss at the scene.

For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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