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New Information In Hendersonville Wall Collapse

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – New developments have surfaced in the aftermath of a deadly wall collapse at a construction site in Sumner County.

Investigators from the Tennessee Department of Labor said Thursday serious mistakes made by the construction companies resulted in two workers losing their lives.

Thomas Excavating Company, LLC, Solomon Builders, Inc., and N & S Waterproofing, LLC have been faced with serious fines as a result of the incident.

The construction accident occurred April 18, when a gust of wind knocked down a 24-foot tall wall.

The new report claimed the wall did not have proper bracing during its construction. Officials said access to the wall was not restricted enough and employees were not properly trained in building safety regulations.

Department of Labor Investigators from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health said there were not enough braces for the 24-foot wall and the ones that were there were not tall enough. They also said the braces were not properly anchored to the wall or the ground.

The construction companies have been faced with about $15,000 in fines.

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