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Las Vegas police respond to report of worker’s death

Updated March 31, 2022 - 4:35 pm

Las Vegas police are responding to an apparent workplace fatality that occurred late Thursday morning in the northwest valley.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Misael Parra said police were called to Kyle Canyon Road at Oso Blanca Road at 11:41 a.m.

Parra said the call referenced a worker found dead in the area, and the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

“It is an OSHA case,” Parra said. “We are assisting.”

The Las Vegas Fire Department tweeted Thursday afternoon that multiple agencies worked for about five hours to “recover a construction worker involved in a trench collapse.”

In an email Thursday afternoon, spokeswoman Teri Williams said Nevada OSHA was notified of the fatality “and has dispatched officials to the site to open an investigation.”

Further details were not immediately available.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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