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February 14, 2022 Fatality

Accident Classification: Powered Haulage
Location: Cortez District-Underground, Lander, Nevada
Mine Type: Metal and Non-Metal
Mine Controller: Nevada Gold Mines LLC
Mined Material: Gold Ore
Incident Date/Time: February 14, 2022 - 8:50am

Preliminary Report

A miner died when the lube truck she was driving fell approximately 60 feet down a stope to the mine floor below.

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 February 14, 2022, a 34 year-old maintenance technician died while driving a lube truck underground.  The truck over traveled the edge of a stope and fell approximately 60 feet into the stope drift.