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ELKO: Jason Holman Killed In Roof Collapse Accident At Jerritt Canyon Gold’s Lee Smith Mine


Oct 29, 2018

Jason Holman Accident: Utah Gold Miner Killed In Roof Collapse Accident At  Jerritt Canyon Gold’s Lee Smith Mine

 ELKO, NEVADA (October 28, 2018) A Utah miner identified as Jason Holman has died after a roof collapse accident in a Nevada gold mine Named Jerritt Canyon Gold’s Lee Smith Mine.

According to the mine general manager, Jason Holman was “loading a round and was involved in a fall of ground near the end of his shift.” This is the first fatality in a mine in Nevada in 2018.

A cemented backfill roof feel and crushed to the victim. An investigation into the fatal gold mine accident that killed Jason Holman remains ongoing at this time.

Small Mine Development is the company that operates in the  Jerritt Canyon Gold’s Lee Smith Mine.

Staying Safe In A Gold Mine

Mines can be very dangerous places to work even when all the proper safety protocols are followed. Here are just a few things that workers and mine operators should keep in mind in order to promote safety.

  • Employees should be regularly informed of hazards that they may encounter.

  • Workplace safety and health programs should be created and followed thoroughly. Workers should be trained effectively and frequently to ensure compliance with safety guidelines.

  • Employees suggestions and complaints should be listened to. Employees are the first people who usually know about potential hazards.

Mine accidents can leave workers with debilitating injuries and often result in death. A wrongful death attorney can take steps to make sure that your rights are being protected.

Liability In Gold Mine Accidents

Mine operators have a responsibility to keep mines in a reasonably safe environment to help ensure worker safety. Most accidents in mines occur due to a lack of training or supervision. Generally speaking, an injured worker or their family will have the ability to file a worker’s compensation claim. If a company separate from a worker’s employer causes an accident a worker may be able to file a third party negligence claim for damages. For example, if a sub-contractor did a poor job constructing a wall or roof and it collapsed on top of a worker that company may face civil liability.

Getting A Police Report After A Mine Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of   Jason Holman as they are grieving such an incredible loss. There needs to be measures put in place to help make sure that this does not happen again. Miners risk their lives every day to perform their duties. They deserve the safest working environment possible. Anyone that may have knowledge about what happened should reach out to the authorities in Elko for the sake of all of those that have been involved.

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a mine accident you may legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to assist with whatever you may need. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and can take steps to help make sure that you are well informed of your rights. Whether you are looking to get a free police report after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here to help. You can reach us anytime at  (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. AP. Utah miner killed after roof collapses at Nevada gold mine. October 27, 2018
  2. Mining Safety. 7 Steps to Safer, Healthier Mining Employees. October 28, 2018

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