Las Vegas, NV (May 21, 2022) – Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the cause of a late-night workplace fatality on Thursday, May 19th in Las Vegas.
Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said they responded to reports of a forklift accident at a warehouse in the 3000th block of North Lamb Boulevard, in the area of Cheyenne Avenue.
A spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Business and Industry confirmed that the fatal incident took place at about 11:00 p.m.
Members of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.
No additional information was available at the time of publication.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Injury Statistics for Job Sites in Nevada
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Nevada’s private sector underwent almost 34,000 non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries in 2016, producing an overall incident rate of 3.7 illnesses and injuries for every 100 full-time or full-time equivalent workers. This figure is well above the nationwide average incident rate of 2.9 illnesses and injuries for every full-time or full-time equivalent worker.
Among the utility, trade, and transportation industries, however, the incident rate is 4.7 per 100 full-time workers, illustrating just how hazardous jobs in these industries can be. For those employed by large establishments, defined as 1,000 employees or more, the risk is even greater.
Large establishments in Nevada have a non-fatal illness and injury rate of 4.9 per 100 full-time workers. The hospitality and leisure industries, indisputably the cornerstone of Las Vegas, have a rate of 4.3.
Employees of Nevada’s local and state governments did not make out any better. In 2016, the government reported 4,400 cases of workplace illness and injury, giving it a rate of 4.5 cases for every 100 full-time employees. When compared to the federal government’s rate of 4.7, however, it seems the state’s public sector is in the average range.
In that same year, Nevada experienced 54 fatal workplace accidents. Accidents in the transportation industry resulted in 18 fatalities. Injuries by animals or people, including violent acts, were responsible for 12 deaths, and exposure to dangerous environments or substances caused 11 fatalities. Trip and fall accidents were the fourth most frequent cause of job site fatalities.
At the Eric Roy Law Firm, we see the effects of the state’s high workplace injury and death rate. Every day we work with clients who have been seriously injured in workplace accidents or who lost a loved one unexpectedly. Our legal team will listen to your story, review the events leading up to the incident, conduct a full investigation, and what happened to you or your relative, investigate the incident, and advise you of your options, including filing a third-party claim.
With the guidance of one of our knowledgeable Nevada workplace accident attorneys, you have a viable legal course of action for recovering your damages. Reach out to one of our Nevada workplace injury lawyers as soon as you are able. Our goal is to learn your needs and goals and exceed your expectations when it comes to having them met.
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