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 succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Investigators are attempting to determine the events leading up to the fatal incident and said that this is the first major incident at the construction site since work started there in June. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Mario Torres Padilla.
Serious injuries on the job site can be common, particularly in construction areas where workers often operate heavy machinery and equipment. In fact, incidents involving injurious work resulted in nearly 37 deaths last year in Arizona.
Victims and families who have suffered from a work accident are often left with financial difficulties and emotional trauma. Employers may try to 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.
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