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    :: Thursday, June 05, 2008 ::

    Workers walk off CityCenter site in protest - By Alexandra Berzon, Las Vegas Sun
    A rash of fatal construction accidents on the Las Vegas Strip has shaken workers and caught the attention and concern of national labor leaders, safety experts and elected officials. But until Monday, many local union leaders had been reluctant to express concerns publicly about safety. That changed after Saturday’s death of Dustin Tarter, a 39-year-old operating engineer from Boulder City.

    Tarter became the sixth worker to die at CityCenter and the ninth to die in a year and a half on sites overseen by general contracting giant Perini Building Co. In all, 11 workers have died on Strip projects in that period.

    Tarter, who worked as a crane oiler for Dielco Crane Service, was crushed Saturday morning when he got stuck between the counterweight of the crane and the track of the crane.
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