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 airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Several social media posts from witnesses appeared to show that the truck overturned on an area with soft dirt and rocks. Investigators with the Mesa Police Department were still working to determine the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Serious injuries can be common on the job site, especially in construction areas, where workers often operate heavy equipment and machinery. In fact, injurious work incidents resulted in nearly 37 fatalities in Arizona last year.
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.
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