UPDATE: Worker who fell into manhole died on first day of job

UPDATE SEPT. 27: Family and neighbors say Russell Tracy died on the first day of his new job.  He had recently been unemployed and was excited to start his new construction job to support his family.

Tracy leaves behind a wife, Meredith, and 4 children. 

13 Action News also spoke with Meredith, who says she is still comprehending what happened. But she wanted everyone to know what a great man Russell was and that he died taking care of his family.

Friends and neighbors have created a GoFundMe page to support his family.

UPDATE SEPT. 26: The Clark County coroner has identified the worker as 46-year-old Russell Anthony Tracy of Las Vegas. His cause of death is pending.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A worker has died after falling into a manhole at a construction site Monday.

The incident occurred before noon at the site located at Jonathan Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard, north of St. Rose Parkway.

The Clark County Fire Department reported a sewer line was being installed when the worker fell about 20 feet into the manhole and died as a result. There was only space for one person where he fell.

The incident is being investigated by Las Vegas police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

This is a developing story. Check back to 13 Action News for updates.

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