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Phoenix, AZ – Man Killed in Workplace Accident at First Ave & Van Buren St

Phoenix, AZ (March 17, 2020) – Phoenix police are conducting a joint investigation with Arizona State University and OSHA to determine how a 27-year-old man died in downtown after a work accident on Tuesday morning. Authorities say that the man died during a workplace accident in the area of First Avenue and Van Buren Street. Officials say the investigation is in the early stages, and investigators are working to determine what happened. No further information was available, though it appears that [...]

Tempe, AZ – Fatality Reported After Work Accident at Hardy Dr & Broadway Rd

Tempe, AZ (January 10, 2020) – One person has died at a local business in Tempe after a heavy object apparently fell on them, according to a report from the Tempe Fire Department. The incident happened at a business near Hardy Drive and Broadway Road around 1:00 p.m. on Friday, said Andrea Glass, assistant chief with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department. Glass said the victim was moving a heavy object with a group of workers when the object fell. The [...]

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 [...]

Mesa, AZ – Workplace Fire Results in Injury & Toxic Fumes Near Beeline Hwy

Mesa, AZ (October 28, 2019) – A fire that started on Friday at a recycling plant north of Mesa is still smoldering. According to officials from the Mesa Police Department and Mesa Fire Rescue, the Salt River Landfill caught fire overnight Friday near the Beeline Highway and Gilbert Road and has now burned for more than 24 hours. Crews at the scene say that the plant is full of plastic, which could release toxic fumes and potentially cause cancer as a [...]

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 [...]