September 14, 2021 Fatality
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.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Fatal Falling, Sliding, or Rolling Rock or Material of Any Kind Accident
September 14, 2021
Higher Ground Resources
Murray, Shoshone County, Idaho
ID No. 10-02336