Carpenter Killed In Fall At Vegas Strip Work Site

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker is dead
after a fall at Boyd Gaming Corp.'s Echelon resort construction site on the Las Vegas Strip.

Assistant Clark County Fire Chief Russ Cameron says the 50-year-old carpenter was dismantling scaffolding when he fell about 15 feet and landed on his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name hasn't been immediately made public.

Boyd Gaming released a statement saying the company and its
contractors, Marnell Corrao Associates and Tishman Construction,
were cooperating with a Nevada OSHA investigation.

Work was suspended for the day at the site of the $4.8 billion,
87-acre complex.

Echelon is due to open in 2010 with five hotels, a casino and entertainment and retail shopping space.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-16-08 1540EDT


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