Mesa, AZ – UPDATE: Details Released After Work Accident at Higley Rd
Mesa, AZ (September 27, 2019) – Authorities have released further details after a dump truck accident that left one construction worker seriously injured.
According to officials at the Mesa Fire Department, the man, who is in his 30s, became trapped and injured when the Komatsu heavy haul dump truck he was operating overturned. He was working at a construction site near Higley Road and Longbow Parkway when he became pinned under his own truck.
Rescue crews responded just after 3:00 p.m. and were able to free the man, though he was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Authorities were speaking to witnesses at the scene to learn more about the incident. However, investigators with the Mesa Police Department are still working to determine the cause of the accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Work Accidents in Arizona
Worksite incidents causing serious injuries resulted in 37 fatalities in Arizona last year. When it comes to rugged job sites, injuries can be common, especially in construction zones. Workers in these areas often operate heavy equipment and machinery, which can occasionally be faulty or outdated.
After a work accident, victims and families are often left with financial difficulties and emotional trauma. Employers may attempt to cover up the incident or avoid paying a victim’s fair compensation after an accident on the job site, particularly in cases where employers are at fault for the incident. If you have suffered in a work accident as a result of an employer’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury attorney to review your options.
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.