UPDATE: Man who died in industrial accident identified

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Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 1:51 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM PDT
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SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE on 9/29 at 3:55 p.m.: The man who died in Wednesday’s industrial accident has been identified as 35-year-old Daniel Duarte of Reno.

The cause and manner of his death is pending investigation.


UPDATE on 9/29: Western Nevada Materials spokesperson Clark Hulbert issued a statement after the accident at Western Nevada Materials.

He said:

“A member of the Western Nevada Materials work family tragically died Wednesday at our Spanish Springs Rock Plant. Our priority right now is supporting his family and co-workers in this time of loss and grieving. Western Nevada Materials is working closely with Mine Safety & Health Administration to investigate the circumstances of the death. Operations at the plant have been temporarily suspended.”

3:15 P.M. UPDATE: One person died Wednesday morning in an industrial accident at Western Nevada Materials in Spanish Springs, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to a report of an accident at 1500 Sha Neva Road at about 11 a.m. Deputies gave life-saving measures to an injured person but the person died, the sheriff’s office said.

The Mine Safety & Health Administration and the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the incident.

ORIGINAL STORY: An industrial accident has shut down the Western Nevada Materials plant in Spanish Springs.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District are on the scene.

The accident was reported just before 11:00 a.m. Wednesday on Sha Neva Road.

There is not yet any word on whether there are any injuries or how long the plant will be shut down.

KOLO 8 News Now will provide updates as soon as they become available.