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Strip Construction Projects Claimed Four Lives This Year

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 10th August 2007 4:46am
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As the numerous construction projects race towards completion on the Las Vegas strip, two of the projects - Fontainebleau (site of the second El Rancho casino - aka Countryland USA) and MGMMirage's CityCenter have both lost construction workers due to accidents.

A third worker was killed yesterday at the rapidly proceeding CityCenter construction site. This is the fourth construction worker who has lost their life in this year's construction boom.

The as-yet unidentified worker was killed when an elevator counter-weight system plummeted down the shaft cutting him in half. This isn't the first death at the CityCenter site, two other workers were killed when two 1 1/2 ton walls collapsed on them in February.

At the Fontainebleu construction site, three workers fell from a 30 foot wall injuring two and killing one last week. A few days later, three floors of the Fontainebleu parking garage collapsed, fortunately no-one was injured.

We normally don't report such morbid news, but taking a moment to remember that life is a gift that is fragile and temporary is necessary.



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