Phoenix, AZ (December 20, 2019) – Crews with the Phoenix Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a chemical leak at a business in an industrial area on Friday evening.
According to reports from Capt. Nicole Minnick, crews first arrived just before 8:00 p.m. and found a leak coming from a hydrochloric acid tank at a business near 29th Street and Washington Street. Minnick said that two employees were treated for breathing issues due to exposure at a local hospital, though the workers’ information has not been released.
Crews worked for several hours to secure the leak, and the accident remains under investigation by the Phoenix Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Worksite accidents causing injury last year resulted in almost 40 deaths in Arizona. When it comes to rugged work sites and commercial labor jobs across the state, injuries can be common. Workers in these areas often operate heavy equipment and machinery or deal with corrosive chemicals, which can sometimes be defective or outdated, resulting in injury.
Workers can be exposed to chemicals or dangerous materials without their full consent or knowledge, leaving them vulnerable to serious injury. And after a work accident, victims and families are often left with financial difficulties and emotional trauma. 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 our compassionate injury lawyers 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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