Phoenix, Arizona – A construction worker is missing and believed to be dead in an accident at a work site of the Sky Train guideway system.
The accident happened last Monday, May 21, about 9:30 a.m. when a giant drill rig fell on its side over a hole, burying the rig operator 30 feet deep under the dirt.
Phoenix Fire Department Captain Jake Van Hook said: “The size of the hole, the depth of the hole all play a factor and again we don’t know how much dirt is in the hole, we don’t know how much debris is in there at this point,”
UPDATE: Phoenix Fire says construction accident at PHX Sky Harbor is now a recovery effort. Crews moving in more equipment; could take days to reach victim.
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Firefighters have been working in shifts since Monday and airport operations are not impacted.
The worker’s name hasn’t been released.