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Women Killed in Mine Accidents

Brown and Root, Inc.
Contractor: Bechtel, Inc.
Nevada Moly Project Powered Haulage Fatality

Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada
March 29, 1981
No. Killed 1

MSHA Final Investigation Report  (3.8 Mb)  PDF Format

Other Woman Killed in Mine Accidents


Description of Accident

At about 5:06 a.m., March 29, 1981, Jillene Hess Robbins (a.k.a. Jillene Kay Robbins), age 27, was crushed when the truck she was driving overturned, threw her out, and pinned her beneath it.  Robbins had four 10-hour shifts of driving experience at this mine, and reportedly had 6 years heavy truck driving experience.



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