Employee Dies After Reno Convention Center Accident: What We Know

A state agency confirmed it is investigating an accident at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center that killed an employee of the area’s leading tourism authority.

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed Wednesday that it is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 30 accident.

Nevada OSHA is currently unable to provide further details about the investigation, said Teri Williams, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Business and Industry.

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“State law requires that the details of an investigation remain confidential until the case is officially closed. Therefore, at this time, I can only confirm that Nevada OSHA has been notified of the death and officers have been dispatched to the Reno Sparks Convention Center to begin an investigation,” Williams said.