Name released in fatal construction accident |

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.

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