Death under investigation at Eureka County gold mine

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Eureka County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death at a gold mine. Deputies were called to the Gold Strike Mine just before 8:00 Thursday morning for a report of an unresponsive man.

Nevada Gold Mine EMTs were unable to revive the mine worker, identified as Thomas N. Avery, 60, of Spring Creek. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is under investigation.

This is the first mining related death of 2020 in Eureka County.

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