Construction worker injured in fall near Las Vegas Strip

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A worker suffered nonlife-threatening injuries Saturday morning after falling 20 feet at a construction site near the Strip.

The Clark County Fire Department responded shortly after 9:30 a.m. to the site near Koval Lane and Sands Avenue, Fire Chief Greg Cassell said in a statement.

Firefighters found the injured worker in a “sub-grade work space,” Cassell said. The fire department’s technical rescue team was called to assist with getting the injured person to safety, according to the statement.

“The rescue team members packaged the patient using a stokes basket and harness which was then attached to a crane,” Cassell said. “The crane then lifted both the injured worker and a CCFD firefighter out of the hole and to an awaiting ambulance.”

The worker was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at jgreener@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2921. Follow @julieswootton on Twitter.

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