Police identify worker killed after traffic signal pole fell on him in Buckeye

A tragic accident in Buckeye when a traffic signal pole fell on the man who was trying to install it, killing him.
Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 9:58 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 14, 2022 at 7:33 AM MST
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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — An installation job for a traffic signal in Buckeye ended in tragedy on Thursday night.

According to police, a man was working to unload a traffic pole that was going to be installed near Broadway and Miller roads when somehow the pole fell on him and he was killed.

Police have since identified the man as Brock Salveson, 47, who worked for Phoenix-based contractor AJP Electric.

The intersection was shut down Thursday night after the accident but has since reopened. It’s unclear what went wrong to cause the pole to fall, but OSHA has been notified and an investigation is underway.