Name released in fatal construction accident | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Name released in fatal construction accident

The Washoe County Coroner’s office has released the name of the 41-year-old man killed in a construction accident in Pleasant Valley late Friday.

David Coverston of Fallon, an Ames Construction employee, was killed while working on a bridge under construction as part of the Highway 395 Extension in Pleasant Valley when the motor grader he was operating about a quarter mile up the hillside drifted off the road and slid down the embankment.

Coverston jumped off the grader when it started to slide and was run over by the machine. No one else was injured in the accident. The incident is under investigation by two agencies.



the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department as well as an industrial investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The I-580/Highway 395 Freeway Extension is a nine-mile-long segment between Reno and Carson City. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, this section requires extensive bridging and sidehill construction.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News


See more