Sheriff: Redmond man dies in work accident in remote Curry County
CURRY COUNTY, Ore. (KCBY) - A Redmond man has died while working in a remote area of Curry County, authorities there report.
Around 12:20 p.m. Monday, Curry County sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel responded to the area of “Goat Rock” for a report of an injured worker.
Police say the worker, 25-year-old Trevor Ramirez, of Redmond, had been drilling rock in the remote location approximately 17 miles northeast of Gold Beach, for a Bend company called Apex Explosives.
At the time of the incident, it's believed Ramirez may have been struck by falling debris, causing serious injuries, the report says.
Initial investigation determined that Ramirez was working alone, police said. He was discovered injured by another contractor doing work in the area.
"Efforts were made to provide Ramirez with immediate medical attention and an Air Ambulance was dispatched to assist," the Curry County Sheriff's Office said. "As first responders were coordinating resources to safely remove Ramirez, he died at the scene, while life-saving efforts were taking place."
Immediately following Ramirez’s death, the sheriff’s office began an initial investigation into the possible cause of death.
"At this time, that investigation is continuing and the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration will be assisting," the sheriff's office said. "Family members for Ramirez and Apex Explosive were immediately notified following this unfortunate event."