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Family remembers UNLV construction worker

Posted at 7:13 PM, Sep 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-24 22:13:52-04
OSHA is investigating the death of a construction worker at a site at UNLV. The family of Joshua Meade says he was so much more than a construction worker.
His brothers describe Joshua Meade as kind, genuine, selfless, hardworking, and someone who got joy out of helping other people. 
"When we picked up Joshua's things yesterday he had three dollars in his wallet and I can promise you that if he walked into a restaurant and somebody needed that three dollars he would rather give it to them than to use it himself," said his brother Cole Frick. 
Joshua also had a twin brother named Kyle. 
"I feel different," said Kyle Meade. "I feel like I lost a part of me. Joshua was my better half. He was my number one fan. He pushed me to be the best that I could be always."
His brothers said he was the rock of their family---a family now trying to do right by his memory.
"Everybody should be more like Josh," said Frick. "If everybody was more like Josh and is happy at the trivial things in life as he was this would be a much better place to live."
It was only Joshua's second day working construction, according to his family. He got the job to better provide for his girlfriend and her son. 
"At the end of the day, if you asked him what would make him happy it would be to provide for the people that he cares about and he was happy when he woke up yesterday and he left us happy," Frick said. 
Joshua was a second generation Las Vegan who graduated from Las Vegas High School and played on their state champion football team. Kyle said next Friday is the anniversary of that championship and they will be taking time then to honor Joshua, too. 
Action News called the company working on this project, and they said they would not answer any of our questions.