5 hurt in Vegas airport construction accident | NevadaAppeal.com

5 hurt in Vegas airport construction accident

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS – Officials say two workers remain hospitalized after five men were hurt in a construction accident at the McCarran International Airport international terminal project.

Airport spokesman Glenn Gardner says one man was being treated for injuries including a punctured lung after the accident just before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Gardner says Nevada Occupational Safety and Health officials are investigating why a horizontal structure of reinforced steel rods collapsed around the men as they were building it.

The five men work for Pacific Coast Steel, a subcontractor on the $2.4 billion terminal project. The terminal is expected to open in 2012.

The project was marred by the death of a paving company employee in February.