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Worker ID'd in fatal construction accident

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A worker was killed when construction materials fell on him on Wednesday morning. (Jason Valle/FOX5) A worker was killed when construction materials fell on him on Wednesday morning. (Jason Valle/FOX5)
OSHA is investigating the accident, which happened on I-15 near the Las Vegas Speedway. (Jason Valle/FOX5) OSHA is investigating the accident, which happened on I-15 near the Las Vegas Speedway. (Jason Valle/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Clark County Coroner's office released the name of a man killed Wednesday in a construction site accident on Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Michael Garcia, 26, was identified as the person killed, according to the coroner's office.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, unidentified construction materials fell on the worker in the median as he was working on a guardrail on the southbound side of I-15 just before 9 a.m.

The NHP said southbound I-15 was shut down to one lane and the northbound lanes were slow as the accident is investigated. OSHA is handling the investigation.

On Thursday, a Nevada Department of Transportation spokesperson expressed condolences on Garcia's death.

"First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family during this extremely difficult time," NDOT spokesman Damon Hodge said in a statement. "We are saddened by this news. When something like this happens, it gives us all pause."

An exact cause of death was not immediately released.

Garcia was the father of two young boys, 4 and 2, and a wife. An account has been set up for his family at Nevada State Bank. If you'd like to make a donation, the account number is: 618021877.

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