A construction worker is dead after a scaffolding collapse at the Tivoli Village project on Rampart Boulevard, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.
Three workers were on the scaffolding when it collapsed. One worker fell with it, and two jumped to safety, according to emergency crews.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the worker on the ground. He did not survive the fall.
Tivoli Village sent the following statement:
“We are incredibly shocked and saddened by today’s tragic construction incident. On behalf of our partners and construction team, we express our heartfelt condolences. Out of respect for the victim and those investigating, all construction activity on the site has ceased and will only continue when it is deemed safe to do so. Safety and security are our top priorities for all of those who work, shop and visit Tivoli Village. To that end, we are cooperating with Metro, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, OSHA and all other necessary parties to ensure the proper investigation and continued safety protocol as this project moves forward.”
The incident is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which investigates all work place incidents that result in injury or death. All information concerning the circumstances of the accident will be released by that office.
The identity of the worker killed in the accident will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.