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Coroner identifies contractor killed at UNLV

Posted at 7:17 PM, Sep 23, 2015

A contract worker is dead after a construction accident at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

It happened around 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Officials tell Action News that a male worker was critically injured on the campus, and later died at a local hospital. 

The worker has been identified as 27-year-old Joshua Meade of Las Vegas. 

Investigators are working to determine the cause of this incident. 

UNLV issued the following statement:

A contract worker was critically injured in a construction accident that occurred just after 11 a.m. today at the Thomas & Mack Center. Our thoughts are with the family of the man, who was transported to a local hospital and later passed away.
 

Action News will post updates as they are received.