Tag - Work Accidents in Arizona

Buckeye, AZ – 3 Officers Hospitalized in Work Accident at Lewis Prison

Buckeye, AZ (November 26, 2019) – Three correctional officers were released from the hospital on Monday after becoming sick while inspecting an inmate’s cell at Lewis Prison, just outside Phoenix. According to a department spokesman, investigators are still sorting out how the three officers were injured. Two additional people were also injured but weren’t hospitalized. Bill Lamoreaux of the Arizona Department of Corrections said that the officers became disoriented, light-headed and started vomiting after entering a cell just before noon. Hazardous [...]

Tucson, AZ – Worker Killed in Trench Collapse at N Stone Ave

Tucson, AZ (November 6, 2019) – A person died on Tuesday after an accident at a construction site on Tucson’s north side, per information from the Tucson Fire Department. Trevor Laky, a spokesman for the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health, said that the accident occurred at North Stone Avenue near East River Road.  The incident occurred when a worker was trapped in a trench collapse at the construction site. A witness and fellow worker said that three other [...]

Gilbert, AZ – Mario Padilla Killed in Construction Accident at Pecos Rd

Gilbert, AZ (October 16, 2019) – A work accident at a safety training center in Gilbert has left one man dead. The accident occurred at the Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility on Power Road near Pecos Road, according to police. A piece of construction equipment had tipped over and fallen on a construction worker at the site, causing serious injuries. The worker, Mario Torres Padilla, 70, was pinned under the equipment when rescue units arrived. Crews tried to save Padilla, but he [...]

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 [...]

Mesa, AZ – Dump Truck Driver Injured in Work Accident at Higley Rd

Mesa, AZ (September 21, 2019) – A dump truck driver was seriously injured when his vehicle overturned on Thursday afternoon. Authorities with the Mesa Fire Department said that the driver, whose name has not been released, was trapped beneath the truck after an accident near Longbow Parkway and Higley Road. Deputy Chief Forrest Smith of the Mesa Fire and Medical Department said that the incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. The man, who was in his 30s, was freed by fire crews and [...]