Construction Worker Injured On Las Vegas Casino Site

A construction worker has been hospitalized after falling 50 feet while working on a high-rise casino project on the Las Vegas Strip.

Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison says the man is believed to have suffered a "very critical head injury."

Allison says the department was called to the site of the Cosmopolitan condominium-casino project at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Workers told authorities the man was part of a crew lowering a steel support beam on one of the upper floors.

The worker's name has not been released.

He was taken to University Medical Center. State safety officials are

The Cosmopolitan is a two-tower project under construction between Bellagio casino-hotel and the MGM Mirage CityCenter project.

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