October 31, 2014
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Officials say a 21-year-old contract worker died at a Newmont Mining Corp. site in rural northeastern Nevada after he was overcome by fumes while repairing a tire.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/uftYVR ) the man was found unconscious in the gold mining company's truck shop north of Carlin about 5:45 p.m. Friday. A Eureka County deputy pronounced him dead at the scene.
A spokeswoman from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration said he was working inside of the large tire of a hauling truck at Gold Quarry Mine when he passed out from the fumes of a tire patch.
The newspaper reports the death is the first fatality of the year at a Nevada mining operation.
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