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September 28, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Engulfment
Location: Spanish Springs, Washoe, Nevada
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Teichert Inc
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: September 28, 2022 - 11:15am

Preliminary Report

A miner died when he was engulfed in material from a collapsing stockpile. The miner was removing material off the top of a surge tunnel s feeder to clear a blockage. 

The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determination regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the accident.

Fatality Alert

MINE FATALITY – On September 28, 2022, a miner died when he was engulfed in a collapsed stockpile.  The miner was working close to the toe of the stockpile to remove material off the top of a surge tunnel’s feeder to clear a blockage.