Coroner IDs worker killed in tunnel construction accident
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County coroner has identified the worker that was killed yesterday at the water intake project at Lake Mead as 44-year-old Thomas Albert Turner of Henderson.
The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon about 600 feet below ground at the Southern Nevada Water Authority Intake No. 3 project area.
Crews were working on the assembly of a steel tunnel ring when one of the sections came loose under pressure, causing grout to fall onto workers, a spokesperson for the SNWA said.
Another worker was also injured during the incident. That worker only suffered minor injuries.