Elko, NV (February 17, 2022) – An employee at a mine in northern Nevada was killed in an accident caused by equipment on a worksite late Monday evening, February 14.
The worker, who was employed onsite at the Nevada Gold Mines’ Cortez Hills Underground Operation, reportedly died in an accident involving power haulage. authorities say this type of equipment includes shuttle cars, scoops, locomotives, and front-end loaders.
The company released a statement that said the area where the incident occurred was secured, with operations in the immediate vicinity suspended until further notice. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration was also notified and reported to the worksite to investigate.
Further details about the circumstances of the accident, as well as the victim’s identifying information, have not been made public. The investigation into the cause of the incident remains active.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Workplace Accidents in Nevada
In 2020, private industry employers reported nearly 30,000 workplace injuries and illnesses in Nevada. This resulted in an incidence rate of approximately 3.2 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers, per data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From chemical exposure and electrical shocks to construction or faulty machinery accidents, workplace injuries and deaths can be attributed to a number of causes. In fact, some of the top causes of these workplace injuries include but are not limited to:
- Slip-and-fall incidents
- Being hit or crushed by faulty or malfunctioning equipment
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Repetitive motion, often resulting in human error or violation of safety regulations
It goes without saying that those affected by work accidents cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues or persistent health problems, and emotional trauma. Tragically, when these victims die, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often endure exorbitant medical and funerary expenses on top of grieving the sudden loss of their loved one. However, if you’ve sustained injuries or had a loved one die in a workplace accident, you may have legal options as you move forward. If you’ve been affected by one of these unfortunate incidents, please contact an Elko injury accident attorney at your earliest convenience.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Las Vegas
Thankfully, with the assistance of a knowledgeable Nevada wrongful death lawyer from Eric Roy Law Firm, you have viable legal recourse. At Eric Roy Law Firm, you can speak with one of our Elko workplace accident attorneys at your earliest convenience. Our mission is to understand your objectives and to exceed your expectations, so you can rest assured that we will deliver superior legal services in a timely and efficient manner.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session and lunch with every client, we tailor our advice to match your specific needs. We understand how delicate this time is for you and yours, and we will be with you every step of the way, providing the compassionate support you need. Our dedicated legal team has spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Please contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.
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