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 name of the business nor the victim have been released, and it’s not clear if any other workers were injured in the incident. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Serious injuries can be common and dangerous on the job site, particularly in construction areas. When it comes to construction or utility zones, employees often operate heavy equipment and machinery. And these injurious accidents in the workforce can result in fatal consequences, with almost 40 deaths attributed to workplace accidents last year in Arizona.
Victims and families are often left with financial difficulties and emotional trauma in the aftermath. In fact, employers may attempt to cover up the incident or avoid paying fair compensation after workplace injuries, especially when they’re determined to be at fault for the incident. If you have suffered in a work accident caused by an employer’s negligence or lack of safety equipment, 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.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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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