Miner Dies In Under Ground Accident

By: Kimberly Chandler Email
By: Kimberly Chandler Email

Authorities in Nevada say a miner at an underground gold mine was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a haul truck.

The accident happened Saturday night at the Getchell Underground Mine in Humboldt County.

The victim was identified as Michael Millican, a 43-year-old contract worker employed by Idaho based Small Mine Development.

Millican is from Detroit, Ore., SMD spokeswoman Cheryl Gmirkin said.

SMD operates the mine, which is owned jointly by Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining corps.

Mine officials said all other employees were evacuated from the mine after the accident, and there were no other injuries.

Federal and state mine inspectors were investigating the cause of the accident.

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