BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEVADA (October 31, 2017) – Omar Bernal was tragically killed in an accident at the Marigold Mine near Battle Mountain, according to a local news source. (map)
Omar Bernal was among 8 trainees riding in a van along with a supervisor in the open pit at the Marigold gold mine near Battle Mountain. Around 2:15 pm, a haul truck collided with the van carrying Bernal and the others.
Omar Bernal was tragically pronounced dead as a result of the accident, as was the supervisor in the van, Pete Kuhn. The other 7 trainees escaped with minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation at this time, and operations at the Marigold Mine have been suspended as the investigation progresses.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”