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    :: Monday, August 11, 2008 ::

    Drinking story adds to grief - By Alexandra Berzon, Las Vegas Sun
    Susan Englander’s husband, Harvey, never went out with the guys after work for drinks.

    And he certainly wasn’t drunk or on drugs the day he died at CityCenter, when the manlift he was greasing came down on him.

    So when Englander read in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Thursday that several CityCenter construction workers had apparently been caught by reporters drinking before entering the job site, she worried: By insinuation, could the reputation of her husband and the other 11 workers who have died in the past 20 months at Strip construction sites be besmirched? Was the article suggesting they may have been intoxicated when they died?

    “It just creates that doubt,” Englander said.

    The Review-Journal reported Thursday that it had spotted 10 workers drinking at bars near CityCenter and then returning to work immediately after. Later that day, three of the workers identified — all ironworkers — were fired. CityCenter general contractor Perini Building Co. says it intends to identify and remove the rest of the workers spotted by the newspaper.

    “It’s just very sad,” Englander said of the men’s drinking. “What were they thinking?”
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