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Las Vegas dad, 46, fatally falls 20 feet down manhole

A construction worker fell more than 20 feet into a manhole and died on Monday. 

Russell Anthony Tracy, 46, fell on a construction site around 11.40am near Las Vegas Boulevard South and Jonathan Drive, north of the M Resort. 

He had finished sandblasting pipes into the manhole according to Clark County Fire Department spokesman John Steinbeck.

Russell Anthony Tracy, 46, fell on a construction site around 11.40am near Las Vegas Boulevard South and Jonathan Drive, north of the M Resort

Russell Anthony Tracy, 46, fell on a construction site around 11.40am near Las Vegas Boulevard South and Jonathan Drive, north of the M Resort

Ruled an accident by the coroner, Tracy's official cause of death was multiple blunt-force injuries

Ruled an accident by the coroner, Tracy’s official cause of death was multiple blunt-force injuries

It is unclear how the father-of-four fell, but county fire Chief Scott Webster said that he died on impact. 

Tracy was pronounced dead at the scene at 1pm by the Clark County coroner and his body was recovered an hour later. 

Ruled an accident by the coroner, Tracy’s official cause of death was multiple blunt-force injuries.

There have been few details released about the fall. 

His wife, Meredith Fitzgerald-Tracy, said on Tuesday that she hadn't even been told by investigators what happened on Monday. 'I really need to know what happened. I've been trying my hardest to see him, but the coroner won't let me,' she said to the Las Vegas Review Journal

His wife, Meredith Fitzgerald-Tracy, said on Tuesday that she hadn’t even been told by investigators what happened on Monday. ‘I really need to know what happened. I’ve been trying my hardest to see him, but the coroner won’t let me,’ she said to the Las Vegas Review Journal

His wife, Meredith Fitzgerald-Tracy, said on Tuesday that she hadn’t even been told by investigators what happened on Monday. 

‘I really need to know what happened. I’ve been trying my hardest to see him, but the coroner won’t let me,’ she said to the Las Vegas Review Journal.  

‘All I want is to see him and say goodbye, but I keep getting the runaround.’

Teri Williams, a Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman, asserted that the agency was leading the investigation into the incident. 

But as of Tuesday morning, the agency had no updates.

‘We won’t know much more until the investigation closes,’ she said. ‘It could take up to six months depending on the complexity of it all.’

 

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