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April 11, 2023 Fatality

Accident Classification: Fall of Roof or Back
Location: Galena, Shoshone, Idaho
Mine Controller: Americas Gold and Silver Corp
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Silver Ore
Incident Date/Time: April 11, 2023 10:40 am

A miner died when a slab approximately 12’x 4’x 5’ fell on him. The victim was using a jack leg drill to install roof bolts when the accident occurred.

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 April 11, 2023, a miner died when a 12-foot by 4-foot by 5-foot rock slab slid out of the rib from the hanging wall and crushed him.  The miner was installing a bolt in the rib of a slusher stope.