One person has died after an accident Sunday afternoon at the Wrigely Manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, state officials confirmed Friday.
“There is a fatality investigation,” said Jeff Hentschel, communications director for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. He said that Tennessee Occupation Safety and Health is already onsite.
“They’ll be doing witness statements and collecting information for the next few weeks,” he said.
The accident occurred Sunday afternoon and TOSHA was notified on Monday, Hentschel said. The victim’s name and details about the accident have not been released.
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Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...