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South Jordan, UT (June 15, 2021) – At least one person was killed during an industrial accident on Tuesday, June 15th in South Jordan.

At about 10:30 a.m., South Jordan Police, fire and rescue, and additional emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of a construction site in the area of Moon Valley Way and Ivy Glen Way.  

A source close to the incident said the two people were caught in a trench collapse while working on what appears to be the basement or foundation of a home under construction. One of the workers narrowly escaped and was taken to a local hospital to be medically evaluated. His current condition is unknown.

Crews said they attempted to rescue the second worker but the man died at the scene. Responders are currently working to stabilize the trench and recover the victim’s body.

The identity of the deceased has not been reported.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Deaths in South Jordan

If the victim of an accident would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim had survived, then it is appropriate for a member of their immediate family to file a wrongful death claim. This type of personal injury claim can be filed by a surviving family member or a legal dependent. 

Family members who, according to Utah’s personal injury laws, are allowed to file a wrongful death suit are parents, spouses, and children of the deceased. In some cases, another close relative, such as a sibling, might be authorized to file the claim.

When victims pass away from injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless, negligent, or careless drivers, their families may be entitled to compensation. Filing a legal claim with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one.

The Utah fatal accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable collisions. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area. 

Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward. 

If your loved one lost their lives in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.