Worker ‘seriously burned’ in Salt Lake City construction fire

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 16, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A worker sustained serious burns during a fire at a construction site Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Fire Department tweeted.

Crews responded about 4:40 p.m. to reports of a fire at a construction site at 669 S. 18th Ave., according to the tweet. A follow-up tweet about 9:30 p.m. said the worker was injured by an “accidental flash fire” during the refueling of equipment.

The fire burned a trailer on the construction site and the worker, approximately 20 years old, was “seriously burned and transported to a burn center.” No other injuries were reported.


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