The teenage daughter of an experienced transit employee is grieving after her father fell in front of a train while doing repair work on the tracks. The incident serves as a powerful reminder that Arizonans who work on mass transit system face an unpredictable and often unsafe working environment in which serious work accidents can easily occur.
A construction worker in another state recently suffered serious injuries while completing a project for a major metropolitan police force. In an apparent slip and fall work accident, the man tumbled 12 feet down an empty elevator shaft. Rescue teams managed to lift the worker from the shaft in a special basket designed for that purpose, but the worker still had serious injuries and went to the hospital for treatment.