Buckeye, AZ – UPDATE: Details Released After Man Electrocuted at Job Site on Yuma Rd
Buckeye, AZ (October 18, 2019) – A local worker was hospitalized in serious condition after being electrocuted at a West Valley construction site on Thursday morning.
Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the accident occurred around 9:00 a.m. at a self-storage facility under construction in Buckeye on Yuma Road, just east of Watson Road. Officials from the Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department said that the 26-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been released, was working on a scissor-lift platform under high-voltage wires on Yuma Road when he was electrocuted. He suffered second and third-degree burns over half of his body as a result of the incident.
First responders arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and airlifted the man to a local burn center in critical condition.
Westbound Yuma Road was closed from Watson Road to Sundance Parkway while authorities investigated, though no other information was immediately available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in Arizona
In Arizona, workplace accidents resulted in nearly 40 fatal injuries and accounted for almost half of the total workplace fatalities statewide. Nationally, these serious incidents on the job site, many of them construction-related, were responsible for 40 percent of fatal work injuries.
Following workplace accidents, victims and their families are often left with financial difficulties and emotional trauma. In fact, because employers may attempt to avoid paying a victim’s fair compensation after workplace injuries on the job site, victims typically face an uphill battle in securing the justice they deserve. If you have suffered in a work accident caused by an employer’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury attorney to safeguard your legal rights.
At ELG Law, our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve after these unfortunate incidents. Our experienced, highly-skilled attorneys have spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Contact us to set up your free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.