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Fatality #10 - April 28, 2014

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Midas Mine, Nevada
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Klondex Mines Ltd
Mined Material: Gold Ore
Incident Date/Time: April 28, 2014 - 11:30am

Public Notice

This posting serves to provide a public notice to employees of the mine, employees of the mining company(s), employees of independent contractors with any connection to the mine, persons with any connection to the mine, and any person with information regarding the cause or contributing factors of this accident.

Please provide any information to:

Joel Dozier, Lead Accident Investigator
Phone: 707-447-9844

Preliminary Report

The miner was drilling with a jackleg drill when his clothing became entangled in the drill steel of the machine. Another miner found him unresponsive in the heading. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Fatality Alert

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY -On April 28, 2014, a 53-year-old miner with 32 years of experience was killed at an underground gold mine.  The victim was drilling with a jackleg drill when his clothing became entangled in the drill steel of the machine. 

Final Report

MAI-2014-10

UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health

REPORT OF INVESTIGATION

Underground Metal Mine
(Gold)

Fatal Machinery Accident
April 28, 2014

Klondex Midas Operations, Inc.
Midas Mine
Midas, Elko County, Nevada
Mine ID No. 26-02314 

Investigators 

Joel L. Dozier
 Mine Safety and Health Inspector 

Charles Snare 
Mine Safety and Health Inspector