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NV Energy worker falls 100 feet from tower, dies

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 | 2:54 p.m.

Area of fall

An NV Energy employee working Tuesday afternoon on power lines fell about 100 feet to his death, Metro Police said.

The 28-year-old man fell from a tower in the 18000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, not far from Apex Industrial Park, Metro spokesman Jose Hernandez said.

A co-worker reported the accident to police, Hernandez said. Police responded, along with a medical transport helicopter, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear how he fell from the tower.

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  1. "It's unclear how he fell from the tower."

    My guess is gravity took over and he went down.

    Now WHY he fell is really the question to ask here, and totally different.

  2. He was either not wearing his personal fall arrest system (safety harness) or it was not functioning/ attached properly.

  3. Some questions:

    Was he employed directly by NV Energy or a subcontractor?

    How was he to be paid? What determines the amount of money he was to get? By tower, by time, something else?

    What incentive was there for the climber to put his life in jeopardy by not properly using safety equipment, if that is found to be the cause?

  4. Reading the comments that some of you left is APPALLING......("Did he have his safety belt on or not, how was he paid, a play on words HOW he fell vs WHY he fell, no pompous hero's")........ A YOUNG MAN IS DEAD have a little respect for his family and friends... He was doing a dangerous job so you and I can have the comfort of air condition, lights etc... Thank you to all the people who work so hard and put their live on the line to make my life more comfortable....

  5. <<He was either not wearing his personal fall arrest system (safety harness) or it was not functioning/ attached properly>>

    Agree.