Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 5:10 p.m.
A worker is dead after an accident this afternoon at the MGM Grand.
Few details were being released, but MGM Resorts International spokesman Gordon Absher said in a statement the MGM worker “died after an accident that resulted in a fall from the third floor of the conference center building.”
A photo taken from a helicopter and posted via Twitter by a KLAS-TV showed an opening in the third floor of the conference center with a break in a canopy below it. Underneath the canopy, a group of emergency responders were gathered.
The statement said Metro Police were investigating, but Metro spokesman Jesse Roybal referred questions to the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The state agency investigates workplace accidents.
Absher called the accident tragic. He said MGM was withholding the identity of the employee pending notification of the family.
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.