July 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A road construction worker is dead after an accident in the median of Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says the man was killed in the incident about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday. Hixson says the accident involved the worker and some equipment, but not vehicles traveling on the freeway.
Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Damon Hodge says the man was a subcontractor working on an NDOT project. Damon says the agency is paving and doing related work in the area, which is not far from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Authorities say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
The man's name has not yet been released.
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