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September 14, 2021 Fatality

Accident Classification: Falling, Rolling, or Sliding Rock or Material of Any Kind
Location: Butte Gulch, Shoshone, Idaho
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Randy L Rice
Mined Material: Gold
Incident Date/Time: September 14, 2021 - 12:00am

Preliminary Report

A person entered a trench to search for gold when the walls of the trench collapsed on him.
The information provided in this notice is based on preliminary data ONLY and does not represent final determination regarding the nature of the incident or conclusions regarding the cause of the accident.

Fatality Alert

MINE FATALITY – On September 14, 2021, an individual was fatally injured when an excavated trench collapsed and engulfed him.  The victim was prospecting for gold inside the trench with a metal detector when the trench collapsed.