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Worker injured demolishing bridge at U.S. 95, Eastern

Eastern Ave bridge project
Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-22 00:26:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Highway 95 was briefly shut down in the area of Eastern Avenue on Thursday afternoon after a worker was injured.

The worker was transported to an area hospital and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration was contacted to investigate.

The highway has since reopened, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The bridge over U.S. 95 at Eastern was slated for demolition this week as part of an ongoing Nevada Department of Transportation effort to revitalize bridges. The portion of Eastern Avenue underneath the bridge was closed to drivers and pedestrians starting on Monday so that it could be demolished and reconstructed.

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The Nevada Department of Transportation said officials are aware one of the department's employees was injured.

"We do not have details yet as to the extent of those injuries and are working to get updates in real-time," a spokesperson said.