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Cryotherapy center shut down after isle woman’s death can reopen

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    This undated photo provided by Albert Ake is a selfie of his niece Chelsea Patricia Ake-Salvacion. Authorities say a Las Vegas spa

LAS VEGAS » One Nevada agency is allowing a Rejuvenice cryotherapy center in Las Vegas to reopen after an employee was found dead inside a chamber chilled by liquid nitrogen at another location.

The state Division of Industrial Relations on Oct. 27 shut down indefinitely three of the business’ shops on the technicality that the company didn’t have the proper worker’s compensation insurance.

Days later, the Charleston Boulevard location was verified with proof of insurance, allowing it to reopen.

But it’s unclear if the business is open as of today because Rejuvenice had also lacked other state and local approvals. Calls to the store weren’t answered.

Two other locations are still under the worker’s comp order for closure, including the site where 24-year-old Chelsea Ake-Salvacion worked and was found dead on Oct. 20.

Ake-Salvacion grew up in Hawaii and moved to Las Vegas more than two years ago with her boyfriend, who recently returned to Hawaii to take a job, Albert Ake, the dead woman’s uncle, said in an interview from his home in Reno. She planned to follow after another year at the spa and hoped to open a similar business of her own.

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