Clark County Water Reclamation District Employee Dies in Eastern Las Vegas

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.

Tractor Trailer Accident Critically Injures Las Vegas Man

Last night a Las Vegas man suffered severe injuries when he was struck in his pickup truck by another truck carrying a backhoe.  The accident occurred in Ripley, an area southwest of Las Vegas.

Officers at the scene stated the tractor trailer accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. Friday night resulting in the injury to John McCauliffe.  The victim was airlifted to University Medical Center and the injuries are said to be life threatening.

The Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by McCauliffe struck the rear left tire of the backhoe, according police, which sent his vehicle into the other lane where is struck a Ford pickup truck carrying a trailer.  The accident is under investigation.

There are all to many tractor trailer, backhoe and other carriage device accidents in Southern Nevada and sometimes the accident could have been avoided the proper precautions were heeded.  If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious tractor trailer or backhoe accident, contact Benson and Bingham for compassionate and caring legal advice.