Trevor Ramirez, 25, of Redmond, died Monday after suffering work related injuries near Lobster Creek.
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office along with other emergency personnel responded at about 12:20 p.m. to an area called Goat Rock for an injured worker.
Ramirez was drilling rock approximately 17 miles northeast of Gold Beach between the Lobster Creek and Silver Creek drainage for Apex Explosives. Authorities believe Ramirez may have been struck by falling debris.
An initial investigation determined Ramirez was working alone, was discovered injured by another contractor doing work in the area and required immediate medical attention.
Efforts were made to provide Ramirez with immediate medical attention and an air ambulance was dispatched.
As first responders planned to remove Ramirez, he died at the scene while life-saving efforts were taking place.
Following his death, the sheriff’s office began an initial investigation into the possible cause of death. The investigation is continuing and the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) will be assisting.
Family members for Ramirez and Apex Explosive were notified following the event.
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Reach Air Ambulance, AMR Ambulance, Gold Beach Fire and Rescue, and OSHA assisted in the response.