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Coroner identifies man killed at I-15 construction site

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Steve Marcus

Officials investigate a fatal construction accident on Blue Diamond Road by the I-15 northbound on-ramp Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Fatal Accident

A 34-year-old operating engineer killed in a construction accident Tuesday in the south Las Vegas Valley was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday as Tobin Talbott of North Las Vegas.

Details of the accident haven’t been released, but the coroner’s office said Talbott died of multiple blunt force injuries from heavy machinery.

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded at 6:26 a.m. to the accident at the Blue Diamond Road and Interstate 15 interchange, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken over the investigation.

Talbott had been employed by Las Vegas Paving since March 2005.

The accident happened in the construction zone of a project to widen the freeway from Tropicana Avenue to Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

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