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Gold mine death in Elko County investigated


ELKO — Federal mine safety regulators are investigating the death of a worker at an underground gold mine in Elko County.

Officials for Klondex Mines Ltd. said the miner was discovered unconscious and unresponsive about 11:30 a.m. Monday at its Midas Mine about 90 miles northwest of Elko.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported that he was transported to the Humboldt General Hospital where he later was pronounced dead.

Klondex CEO Brent Kristof said the company’s thoughts and prayers are with his family. He said the cause of the accident has not been determined.

Officials for the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration remained on the scene.

Klondex bought the mine from Newmont Mining Corp. in February.

 

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