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September 28, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Engulfment
Location: SPANISH SPRINGS PIT #6, Washoe, Nevada
Mine Controller: Teichert Inc
Mine Type: Surface
Mined Material: Construction Sand and Gravel
Incident Date/Time: September 28, 2022 11:15 am

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.


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.