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One man dead in South Reno construction accident


cityofreno-3363158-1994568Shortly before 9 a.m. on January 14, Reno Police Dispatch received a call from the driver of a construction vehicle that had reportedly run over a construction worker in the 9000 Block of Abigail Way in South Reno.

Reno Police, Reno Fire, and REMSA medics responded to the scene and located an unidentified male with injuries consistent with being run over by a construction vehicle. Due to the severity of his injuries the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man’s identity will not be released until notification of next of kin.

It was determined on scene that the accident was categorized as an industrial accident due to it being a controlled construction area with no public access.

Due to these facts, the Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were contacted and will be the primary investigating agency in this accident.

Anyone with any information about this accident is asked to contact the Reno Office of OSHA at 775-688-3700.

RPD Case # 15-846

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.