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December 16, 2017

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NV Energy worker who fell 100 feet from tower identified

An NV Energy employee who fell 100 feet to his death while working on power lines has been identified as Herbie Dempsey Goforth III, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said.

The 29-year-old Las Vegas man apparently fell to his death Tuesday, though the coroner has not yet released a cause of death.

Goforth fell from a tower in the 18000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, not far from Apex Industrial Park, Metro Police spokesman Jose Hernandez said.

A coworker reported the accident to police, Hernandez said. Police responded, along with a medical transport helicopter, but Goforth was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

It was unclear how he fell from the tower.

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