Scottsdale, AZ (August 31, 2022) – A man was hospitalized after a fall at a construction site on Wednesday, August 31st in north Scottsdale.
Fire crews were dispatched to the area of Thompson Peak Parkway and Bell Road, near DC Ranch, at about 8:00 a.m. when a man, believed to be in his 20s, working at the site when fell roughly 12 feet into an open-air vault.
Authorities said the man was transported to a local hospital. His current condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Construction Site Injuries in Arizona
Most people get up in the morning and go to work knowing their workplace is safe and secure. For those in the construction industry, however, it’s a different story.
With more than 1.5 million residents, Maricopa County has the fifth largest population in the United States. Predictive calculations show that, by 2025, it will have a population of nearly 2.2 million. This growth means an increase in construction jobs, which is great for the economy. Unfortunately, more construction leads to more accidents.
Construction is one of the most hazardous industries in the country, and workers face dangers on a daily basis that can endanger their lives, health, stable home life, and their financial future.
An accident can befall workers of any skill level in any area of the job site. A steel beam could fall from high up, hitting a worker on the head resulting in a traumatic brain injury. Stairs or trenches can collapse, hurting or killing a susceptible worker. Repeated exposure to a toxic chemical can cause an occupational illness. On a construction site, these perilous circumstances are all around.
Construction site injuries can be caused by falling tools or objects, defective scaffolding, faulty equipment, electrocution, motor vehicle accidents, slip or trip-and-fall accidents, OSHA safety violations committed by other workers, explosions, and many other factors. The hazardous equipment and heavy machinery prevalent on construction sites can be dangerous to workers.
If you were injured on a construction site, contact our Arizona construction injury attorneys at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC by calling (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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