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Worker who died in accident at McCarran identified

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Steve Marcus

A view of construction at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. Construction worker Byron “PK” Souza, 25, of Las Vegas died of injuries suffered in an accident at the site Monday. Reports indicate Souza was working in a ditch at the terminal roadways site at about 11 a.m. when the operator of a Bobcat earth mover lost control of his vehicle and ran the worker over.

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A view of construction at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Construction worker Byron Launch slideshow »

The construction worker who died at the new Terminal 3 roadways project at McCarran International Airport on Monday has been identified as 25-year-old Byron "PK" Souza of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner's Office said today.

The cause and manner of death has not been determined, a spokeswoman for the coroner's office said.

Souza died at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. He was a laborer working for Las Vegas Paving Corp., said Randy Walker, Clark County director of aviation.

Reports indicate Souza was working in a ditch at the terminal roadways site at about 11 a.m. Monday when the operator of a Bobcat earth mover lost control of his vehicle and ran the worker over.

The reason the operator lost control of the machine has not been determined. The incident is under investigation by the Nevada Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

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