Phoenix, AZ – UPDATE: Man Killed in Construction Accident on ASU Campus
Phoenix, AZ (March 18, 2020) – Phoenix police are investigating after a man was killed in a workplace accident on Tuesday morning in Phoenix.
The incident occurred at 11:42 a.m. near First Avenue and Van Buren Street, Phoenix Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Maggie Cox said. Officers are working with both Arizona State University and Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators. At this point, authorities know that the death occurred at a construction site where crews are building a new ASU residence hall, which began construction on March 2.
The 27-year-old victim was transported to the hospital when the incident occurred but was later pronounced dead, Cox said.
Cox said the investigation is in its early stages as officials work to determine what happened.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Arizona
When it comes to workplace accidents, especially in construction areas, the consequences can be deadly. Workers who control heavy equipment and machines in building or maintenance areas may suffer serious injuries in a workplace accident. In fact, almost 40 fatalities occurred due to industrial workplace injuries in Arizona last year alone.
From financial difficulties to emotional trauma in the aftermath, victims and families pay a steep price after a workplace accident. Employers may even avoid paying fair compensation after workplace injuries, especially when they’re determined to be at fault for the incident. If you have suffered in a work accident caused by an employer’s negligence or lack of safety equipment, 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) 877-3600.
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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.