Tragic Clayton Death Sparks Investigation, Background Others Missed

TragicClaytonDeathInvestigatedPixabayManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews500State officials are investigating after one person died at the Clayton Homes facility in Maynardville, TN on Monday, said the Knoxville News.

The victim’s identity has not been released, and was not a Clayton Homes employee, per a statement by Chris Cannon with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, per WBIR.


The victim worked for Hoyle’s Tire and Axle, based in Henderson, North Carolina, according to Cannon.


The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an official investigation that may take between 10-12 weeks, Cannon said. Mainstream media sources revealed no other details about this tragic death at this time.

The Daily Business News wishes condolences to all touched by the loss, and will update this post as this developing story is updated.


Safety First

Every manufactured or modular production center known to MHProNews has a safety first policy. While industrial accidents periodically occur, they rarely end in death. In fact, safety is one of the normally unspoken advantages of building in a production center, as opposed to traditional site building. Scaffolding is just one of several precautions found in a plant.

But death in manufactured housing occurs, as the installation death story linked below reveals.

Richard William Pettet Dies in Manufactured Home Installation Tragedy

The tragedy at CMH’s Maynardville facility is set against the backdrop of several ongoing industry controversies.  The latest, is linked below in an in-depth exclusive report.

Was the Urban Institute Misled, Duped, or Part of a Manufactured Housing Industry Scam?

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