Operator Dies When Excavator Plunges Down Mountain

June 25, 2024
It happened near a power plant in Wyoming.

A Coloradan is dead after a work accident that occurred near the Fremont Canyon Power Plant not far from the small town of Alcova, Wyoming.

According to K2 Radio in Casper, 65-year-old James Blevins was operating a spider excavator when he and the machine fell from the mountain, killing him. 

The Bureau of Reclamation earlier commissioned an Australian company called Geovert to replace four attenuator rockfall fences protecting the plant. The project began in May.

Source: K2 Radio


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