Construction worker injured by falling metal

A 36-year-old sheet metal worker at CityCenter was hospitalized after a piece of metal fell on his neck and shoulder Wednesday morning.

The man, who was a subcontractor’s employee, was installing a metal enclosure on a first-floor air conditioning unit when the 200-pound piece of metal shifted and fell on him, authorities said.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 6:24 a.m. and took the man to University Medical Center’s trauma center, Clark County Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said.

The man suffered a bruised shoulder, said Doug Mure, vice president of human resources for Perini Building Co., the project’s general contractor.

Six workers have died at CityCenter since construction began in 2006 at MGM Mirage’s $9.2 billion project.


Transient man found dead on park rooftop

The body of a man was found Wednesday morning on the roof of a bathroom at Lorenzi Park.

Las Vegas police were called about 7:15 a.m. to the park at 3200 Washington Ave., near Rancho Drive, officer Jose Montoya said.

The man, who police believe was homeless, was not identified.

Investigators found nothing suspicious about his death and are not treating it as a homicide, Montoya said.


Tribal members return home after evacuation

Eighty Havasupai tribal members returned home Wednesday to a remote village in a branch of the Grand Canyon in Arizona following their evacuation earlier this week caused by flooding.

The Supai residents were taken from Peach Springs by bus to helicopters waiting at the top of the canyon. The choppers took four to five people to Supai at a time, Bureau of Indian Affairs spokeswoman Adrienne King said.

She said some tribal members found other means of transportation, but that all the evacuees had returned home.

More than 420 people, who included Havasupai members and tourists, were evacuated by helicopter out of Havasu Canyon on Sunday and Monday.

Thunderstorms dumped rain on the entire region Friday and Saturday and more on Sunday. The storms sent a rush of water down Havasu Creek, site of the town of Supai and nearby waterfalls and tourist camps.

Some trails and footbridges were washed out and trees were uprooted.

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