MESA, AZ — A construction worker has been rushed to the hospital after being rescued from an overturned dump truck in east Mesa.
According to Mesa Fire Department officials, a man in his thirties became trapped when the Komatsu heavy haul dump truck he was operating overturned at a construction site near Higley Road and Longbow Parkway.
Rescue crews responded just after 3 p.m. and were able to free the man. The man was then flown by air to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Engine 208-B Shift responded to an overturned industrial sized dump truck w/ 1 patient in serious condition. Unique challenges are faced by crews across the valley each shift. This is another example of an all-hazards fire department’s delivery of service. @MesaPD #rescue pic.twitter.com/QBRjlgvvh0— Mesa (Arizona) Fire & Medical Dept (@MesaFireDept) September 20, 2019
Mesa police are investigating to find out what caused the incident.
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