The first industrial death of an employee in it’s fifty-three year history, the main treatment plant in Las Vegas Valley identified him as Mason Reyes, a 33-year old man from Henderson.
The Coroner’s Office noted the cause of the man’s death had not been determined, but Clark County officials are investigating the death. The accident occurred around 10 A.M. as the man was doing emergency repair work on an eight-inch reclaimed water line.
The treatment facility is the largest sewage treatment center, located off Eastern Flamingo in Henderson. The Clark County Water Reclamation District was opened in 1954, and employees confirmed it was the first accident related death in the Las Vegas plant’s fifty-five year history.
While these types of accidents are tragic, that sometimes are a result of negligence or improper safety conditions. If there are questions as to the cause of death, contact an experienced Las Vegas Injury Attorney, with knowledge of how to handle wrongful death matters, contact Benson & Bingham, experienced personal injury and accident attorneys.