Salt Lake City, UT – Worker Seriously Burned In Avenues Construction Site Fire

Salt Lake City, UT (August 16, 2022) – A construction worker sustained serious burn injuries on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 16th during a fire that ignited unexpectedly at a construction site in the Avenues section of Salt Lake City.

The incident took place at about 4:40 p.m. in the area of 18th Avenue and 700 East and resulted in a construction trailer being burned down. 

Salt Lake City Fire Department members said the victim, a male in his 20s, was opening a can of gas when an unknown ignition source sparked a fire. The incident is under investigation. 

The victim was transported by paramedics to a hospital burn ward with serious injuries, including burns on over 30% of his body. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Burn injuries typically demand extended healing times, pricey and ongoing medical treatments, and protracted or permanent absences from work. After a serious burn injury, most victims realize their lives will never be the same. 

At Jardine Law Offices P.C., our burn injury lawyers are here to help you recover your damages and the quality of life you previously enjoyed. 

Frequent causes of critical burn injuries include:

  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical injuries
  • Pediatric burns
  • Radiation burns
  • Scalding burns
  • Severe cold burns
  • Toxic epidural necrolysis
  • Smoke inhalation 

Treatment options, both immediate and ongoing could involve:   

  • Burn wound treatment
  • Infection treatment 
  • Pain management 
  • Fluid and shock resuscitation
  • Skin grafting
  • Transport, transfer, and stabilization

The advanced and specialized care that is required to recover from burn injuries mandates a skilled Salt Lake City burn injury attorney; one who is able to account for all of your current and future medical needs to ensure we pursue the full amount of damages via a jury verdict or settlement. Our lawyers are ready to help you down a road to recovery that addresses all of your financial, emotional, and physical needs.

If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah burn injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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