Glendale, AZ – 3 Injured in Work Fire Near 67th Ave & Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ (November 18, 2019) – Three people were seriously injured after a Salt River Project transformer caught fire near a gas pump in Glendale on Monday morning.
According to Ashley Losch with the Glendale Fire Department, the transformer caught fire near 67th Avenue and Olive Avenue. Losch said that people were working on the transformer when they ran into difficulties, though the specifics are unclear. SRP spokeswoman, Kathleen Mascareñas, said that two men, ages 60 and 39, were flown to nearby hospitals with severe burns. Another 23-year-old man was driven to the hospital via ambulance with moderate burns.
SRP says that the three workers who were injured were contractors employed by Sturgeon Electric. Sturgeon Electric declined a request for comment, but Glendale Police Sgt. John Roth said that they are helping to investigate the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with any injured workers and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in Arizona
When it comes to workplace accidents and injuries on the job site, victims are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath. From construction areas where workers often operate heavy machinery and equipment to chemical plants, these accidents resulted in nearly 37 deaths last year in Arizona.
After a workplace accident, victims and families are often left with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. Plus, employers may attempt to cover up the incident or avoid paying a victim’s fair compensation after an accident on the job site, especially in cases where employers are at fault or were aware of the injury risks. If you have suffered in a work accident as a result of an employer’s negligence, 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 injury lawyers 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.