A Reno Transit bus hit and killed a pedestrian in Reno, NV on Friday, June 12th. The accident happened at approximately 3 p.m. on East 9th St. near Dolomite Cir. The pedestrian had been riding the bus before getting off at his stop and crossing in front of the Washoe County owned mass transit vehicle. The man was pulled under the front wheel of the bus, then, when the bus came to a stop, the rear wheel was still on the man. The Reno pedestrian death in bus accident was rushed to Reno hospital and his condition has been listed as stable. Reno police detectives are investigating the Washoe County walker crash. A spokesman for the Regional Transportation Commission, or RTC released information that everyone in the agency was upset by the accident and that it in the past has prided itself on its safety record. The agency is also working closely with the Reno police to determine the cause of the death.
While the accident is still being investigated, the police have announced that in fact the man killed in the accident had been drinking alcohol. The man, whose name has not been released, died on Saturday, June 13th.
In 2010, the University of Michigan released a study on motorcoach accidents and driver safety. The University researchers studied data beginning with 1999 and ending with 2005 and created a snapshot on what happens on roads in America. The findings showed that approximately 63,000 buses are in accidents every year. 14,000 of those bus accidents end up injuring a person and in approximately 325, someone is killed. Each year, about 50 people on a bus die in an accident, including drivers and passengers. Buses in urban areas are nearly two times more likely to be in an accident and charter buses are the ones that are most prone to accidents. A study released in 2012 showed that buses are not safer than other automobiles like cars. Even though the total number of bus accidents every year are small, the total number of miles driven by buses each year across the United States is quite small.
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The Silver State’s transportation department has just finished the installation of a pedestrian traffic signal on North Virginia in Reno. A traffic signal that many had said would never be installed. The agency held a ceremony yesterday, June 5th. The new pedestrian safety signal is at the intersection of Bailey Drive and North Virginia Street. A number of prominent Northern Nevada politicians were at the event including, Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno, Rudy Malfabon, the director of the State of Nevada’s transportation agency, Bob Lucey, County Commissioner and the Lee Gibson, the head of Northern Nevada RTC. The ceremony was also attended by the General Manager of the Bonanza Casino, Ryan Sheltra. There has been greater focus on pedestrian safety across the Silver State due to the dramatic rise in pedestrian deaths in Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada. In 2010, only 35 pedestrians were killed in the Silver State. 2014 saw that total grow to almost 70. The Silver State has instituted a Zero Fatalities program that is working to bring the total number of traffic deaths to none. The new signal is an upgrade to pedestrian caution flashers at the crosswalk. Instead of taking their chances running across the four lane road, pedestrians can now hit a button to activate a walk signal. The department of transportation is funding additional pedestrian improvements in that area including at Hoge Rd., Moraine Wy., and Talus Wy. in Reno.
The department of transportation has budgeted $10 million for pedestrian improvements across Washoe and Clark Counties – the state of Nevada’s urban centers and locales where primarily the high increase in Clark County and Washoe County crosswalk accidents have happened. The total NDOT budget for improving road safety across the state is nearly $21 million. In addition to the te signal the project, which cost $216,000 and was built by PAR Contractors, also included the installation of a concrete barrier along the roadway to increase the safety of those turning right. Additional improvements are scheduled as well including a island median, more lighting and sidewalks.
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Yet another worker in an Elko, Nevada mine has been killed in a Northern Nevada workmen’s compensation death. The company who runs the mine, Allied NV Gold Corporation, announced that the miner died at the Hycroft Mine, which is approximately 55 miles from Winnemucca, right on the border of Pershing and Humboldt counties. Allied Nevada has stated that it is cooperating with investigations by the State of Nevada and the United States government. The mine covers over 72,000 acres in Northern Nevada. The accidental death at work in Washoe County happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28th. It happened in the mine’s open pit section, where silver and gold are dug from the earth. Much of the work at the mine has been ceased although the processing of ore already mined continues.
The United States federal government operates an agency focused on mine safety and mine worker deaths in an effort to improve safety and reduce the deaths that can happen when extracting valuable ore and minerals from the earth. As a whole, mining has improved as a career. Over the past 10 years, mining injuries per 200,000 hours have fallen from approximately 3.92 injuries per 200,000 hours in 2005 to 2.43 injuries per 200,000 worker hours in 2014. Rates of death from mining accidents in 2014 were as low as 0.0142 per 200,000 deaths. Employment in mines has fallen to a low of just over 365,000 people in 2014.
For centuries, mining has been considered one of the most dangerous jobs. In the United States, as the general public learned of the deaths and injuries attributed to mining, pressure was put on the industry and federal and state governments to improve the lives and safety of those who extract minerals from the earth. The year the most deaths from due to mining accidents in the United States was 1907. That year over 3,200 people were killed. The most dangerous type of mining is coal although mining for precious metals like gold, silver, platinum and more are especially dangerous as well.
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