Construction site where worker died described as "extremely dangerous"
The investigation continues after a man was killed in a construction accident near Lake Mead on Monday. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Investigators returned to a construction site at Lake Mead on Tuesday, looking into the accident that ended a worker's life.
That worker has been identified as 44-year-old Thomas Albert Turner of Henderson. A second man, working on the new water intake project at Lake Mead, suffered minor injuries.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority described this construction project as extremely difficult and extremely dangerous.
All progress at the site has been halted as crews clean the underground space and prepare the tunnel for an investigation into what lead to Thomas Turner's death.
The Action News Hawk was over the scene on Monday as workers emerged with the news that one of their crewmen had died.
That crew, from Vegas Tunnel Constructors, was more than 600 feet underground when a segment of the tunnel slipped forward, allowing highly-pressurized grout to shoot through the exposed space, killing one and injuring another.
On Tuesday, a special team entered the tunnel, declaring it safe for OSHA to enter the area considered a highly dangerous place to work.
"It's extremely difficult, extremely dangerous work, and sometimes you end up with a tragic workplace accident like this one was."
Vegas Tunnel Constructors say they hope to learn how to prevent slippage accidents from happening in the future.
Construction will remain at a standstill until OSHA has completed their investigation.