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Worker's body recovered days after drilling rig collapse at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Posted at 6:36 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 00:05:27-04

Days after a drilling rig toppled near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, a worker's body has been recovered from the scene. 

The Phoenix Fire Department says the incident happened near the West Economy Lot, west of Terminals 2, 3 and 4 around 9 a.m. on Monday. 

Crews worked for days to remove over 50 tons of dirt and debris from the collapse site, before the construction worker's body was located Thursday evening. 

Crews worked with vacuum trucks and backhoes to remove dirt and widen the area during the rescue operation, according to Phoenix Fire Department Captain Larry Subervi. 

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

According to Sky Harbor, the incident happened at a construction site for the PHX Sky Train. If you are traveling in or out of Sky Harbor, airport operations have not been impacted.