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January 23, 2023 Fatality

Accident Classification: Hand Tools
Location: Meikle Mine, Eureka , Nevada
Mine Controller: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Gold Ore
Incident Date/Time: January 23, 2023 12:50 pm

Two miners were removing steel waterlines with hand tools when one of the waterlines suddenly broke apart, striking and killing one miner.  The other miner was seriously injured.

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 January 23, 2023, a utility management miner died, and another miner was seriously injured, while removing unused waterline pipe suspended from a mine roof.  The two miners were using hand tools to remove a pipe fitting when the waterline pipe suddenly came apart, striking the victim.