and SFD responded to a report of people stuck inside of a confined space which
was later determined to be a sewage lift station in the Promenade parking lot near
7400 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
units arrived an 18 year old male had already extricated himself from the sewer
area and was conscious but lethargic. He was transported to SHC Thompson Peak
for treatment and is expected to recover.
other individuals unfortunately were unable to exit the space before succumbing
to the fumes. Hazmat crews recovered the bodies and turned them over to the
Medical Examiner’s Office who will determine official cause of death.
three individuals involved worked for a private sewage maintenance company and
were on scene to work on the sewage pumps at that location. The pumps were approximately 15 feet below the surface.
in the immediate area were evacuated due to the fumes for the duration of the