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Construction worker dies after workplace accident at Bellagio Fountains

A construction worker died in a workplace incident at the Fountains of Bellagio on Saturday, according to Las Vegas police.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Mark Lourenco said officers responded to a call about an injured worker at the fountains at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

When police arrived at the scene, they found that a worker had a major laceration to his neck, according to Lourenco. He was transported to University Medical Center, but was pronounced dead.

Lourenco said the incident was classified as a workplace incident and that Occupational Safety and Health Administration is handling the investigation. A spokesperson for OSHA could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday.

Work is currently underway in front of the Bellagio in preparation for November’s Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix. A race spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday.

Contact Mark Credico at mcredico@reviewjournal.com.

Review-Journal staff writer Mick Akers contributed to this report.

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