State fines contractor over $16,000 for Henley Bridge death

State fines contractor more than $16,000 over Henley Bridge death


KNOXVIILLE (WATE) - Safety inspectors for the state say the death of a foreman working on the Henley Bridge project was caused by a track hoe operator's lack of training.

John David Womac, 33, of Athens, was struck in the head by the track hoe boom on January 25 and died at UT Medical Center. He was a foreman for Britton Bridge, LLC.

The report by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied $16,750 in penalties against Britton Bridge.

That total includes a $5,400 fine for inadequate training of the track hoe operator.

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