Ironworker Killed While Building F1 Bellagio Grandstand

Posted on: September 25, 2023, 11:46h. 

Last updated on: October 6, 2023, 07:07h.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here to read a newer version of this story that reveals the fallen ironworker’s identity and reveals the grizzly specifics of his death.

A construction worker has died while setting up for the inaugural F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, November 16-18.

The Bellagio Grandstand
The Bellagio Grandstand is currently under construction over Bellagio Lake, home to the resort’s famous fountains. (Image: MGM Resorts)
Workers construct a grandstand on Bellagio Lake in preparation for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. (Image: AP)

A man suffered a “major laceration to the neck” while working at the Bellagio fountains on the Las Vegas strip on Saturday morning, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. MGM Resorts International is currently building a grandstand for VIP race viewing in Bellagio Lake, where the fountains are located.

After being transported to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada’s Trauma Center, the victim was pronounced dead.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will reportedly be in charge of the ensuing investigation.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, construction of the track and grandstands is expected to cost around $560 million.

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