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A construction worker on the site of the MGM-Mirage’s City Center in Las Vegas was killed while working in an elevator shaft. The construction accident happened on Thursday around 6 o’clock. The man died on the scene.

Construction came to a stop on the main hotel and casino portion of the CityCenter project after a fatal accident left many wondering what went wrong.

One of their own was killed while greasing a manlift elevator shaft on the tower. The counterweight system came down on top of him.

Scott Allison, with CCFD, said, “To literally lift a cage full of construction workers into the air, you can imagine that counterweight system is very, very heavy and moves at a very good pace when it is moving.”

Two workers were killed on the same job site in February. Las Vegas also had another fatal construction accident last week.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Worksite Injuries.

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