Worker dies 2 weeks after fall at Nevada mine
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 | 10:42 a.m.
ELKO, NEVADA — A miner who spent two weeks on life support after falling off equipment at a Nevada mine has died.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports 60-year-old Richard Duff fell off a piece of heavy equipment on Sept. 15 and hit his head, neck and shoulders.
The national Mine Safety and Health Administration says Duff was unconscious and taken to a local hospital. The agency says he was taken off life support on Monday.
He was a worker at Premier Magnesia Mine near Gabbs, an open pit mine about 50 miles southeast of Reno. Messages left with the company seeking a comment on the accident were not immediately returned.
Premier Magnesia, LLC is a global market leader in magnesia based products and solutions for agricultural, industrial and water treatment markets. We are one of the world's principal suppliers of high purity calcined magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide products.
For over 50 years, the Company and its predecessors has owned and operated a magnesia mine and processing plant located in Gabbs, Nevada that will continue to offer the only domestically mined source of magnesia ore in the United States well into the future.