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NV Energy worker dies in fall from tower at Apex Industrial Park

A man died after falling an estimated 100 feet from a utility tower, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.

The identity of the deceased man was not released. He was employed by NV Energy, a company spokeswoman said. State safety regulators are investigating.

Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said police were alerted to the fall at 12:07 p.m. in the 18000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, near U.S. Highway 93 and the Apex Industrial Park.

At 1:11 p.m., police were notified the man had died, Meltzer said.

She did not know whether he was transported to a hospital or if he died on scene.

NV Energy spokeswoman Jennifer Schuricht said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon that company employees are in mourning.

“Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of one of our NV Energy family members today,” Schuricht said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

Teri Williams, a spokeswoman with the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said investigators with the agency were at the site of the fall Tuesday afternoon.

Williams said an investigation into the man’s death could take up to six months. She said she couldn’t comment on specifics into the fall until after the agency’s investigation was completed.

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