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Victim in Wadsworth mining accident identified

The Washoe Corny Sheriff's Office released these photos of a HASTY ream recovery of a...
The Washoe Corny Sheriff's Office released these photos of a HASTY ream recovery of a recreational miner killed in a mine collapse.(Washoe County sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 8:10 PM PDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 1:49 PM PDT
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WADSWORTH, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE JUN. 17 1:45 P.M. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man killed at a mine near Wadsworth as Harold Fowler, 75, of Wadsworth.

Fowler died Wednesday morning when the ground beneath him caved in, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said.

It happened around in the ghost town of Olinhouse north of Interstate 80, about 8 miles northwest of Wadsworth.

The sheriff’s office said Fowler was mining with a friend when the ground gave way.

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