Construction Section

This section was formed to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys practicing in the area of construction law. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys in the legislature and the courts.

Chair
Hagan Law Group, PLLC
495 N Walnut Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615)546-4070
Vice-Chair
112 Glenleigh Court Ste 1
Knoxville, TN 37934
(865)777-2700
Immediate Past Chair
The Hunt Law Firm
P.O.Box 171119
Memphis, TN 38187
Twitter: @santonehunt
Facebook: The.Hunt.Law.Firm/
(901)730-0937
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Construction of Uranium Processing Facility Brings Hundreds of Jobs to East Tennessee

About 400 skilled craft employees and professional services personnel will join the state's largest construction project, Y-12 National Security Complex's Uranium Processing Facility, Knox News reports. The complex was built to enrich uranium for atomic weapons as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, and it remains the nation’s primary site for processing and storing highly enriched uranium used in nuclear weapons. The Y-12 facility has been the subject of controversy, with several environmental organizations filing suit alleging several old buildings at Y-12 could collapse during a natural disaster. The $6.5 billion construction project will continue hiring to a peak of around 900 skilled craft employees and 1,000 professional services personnel.

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Contractor, Staffing Agency Following Fatal Trench Collapse

OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $152,618 against a construction company and a staffing agency after a trench collapse killed a temporary employee installing sewer lines, according to a press release on the agency's website. Regulators issued willful and serious citations to All Power Construction Corp. for allowing employees to work in a trench without cave-in protection, failing to provide a safe means to enter and exit the trench, and not having a competent person inspect the trench to identify potential hazards. The temporary employer, Labor Finders of Tennessee, was cited for not ensuring that employees were trained on trenching and excavation hazards. The companies have 15 business days from receipt of their citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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