Unions: 6 Months With No Construction Deaths Good

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Union officials representing construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip say several factors helping safety at large project sites have contributed to no deaths in the last six months.

There were 12 construction deaths during the previous year and a half.

Greg McClelland, a safety representative for the Ironworkers union, says there has been a marked difference, and a palpable effort by everyone involved, including building contractors and workers.

During the past year, workers at the CityCenter site on the Las Vegas Strip went on strike for one day to protest safety conditions, and federal, state and local officials stepped in to review conditions and discuss improvements.
Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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