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Worker Hurt During Training Session

Accidents can happen at any any time...and in any fashion. Accidents can happen even while in training for the job.


A worker with the Sumner County Emergency Management Agency was injured while training in East Tennessee Sunday morning.

According to EMA director Ken Weidner, it happened while the Swift Water Rescue Team was training in the Ocoee River for their swift water level 2 certification.

The exercise specializes in rigging boats, haul systems, victim rescue, and recovery.

During the exercise, a raft flipped over, trapping Wesley Hodges underneath.

Hodges, who was wearing protective head gear, also hit his head on a rock.

His team members quickly pulled him to safety and took him to Tennova Healthcare in Cleveland.

If you've been injured while on the job, contact Eric, Randy, and Sarah.

Together we will go over your claim, and as many of our clients have found out, what their employer thinks is fair is nothing compared to the compensation you rightfully deserve!

If you've been injured at work, the best thing to do is call Eric, Randy, or Sarah at 515-225-4485. We find that nearly all of our clients are unaware of how many rights they actually have. These laws are there to protect the employee and to ensure they are properly compensated if an accident should occur.

We will go over your rights with you, and together, we will find the proper course of action to take...and then fight vigorously for your rights. We aren't concerned with your employer being upset with us...we don't represent them in any fashion...we represent YOU.

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