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Worker killed at Idaho's Sunshine Mine
June 4, 2014

 A worker was fatally crushed between a skip and a mineshaft on June 2 at the Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, in northern Idaho, according to a preliminary federal investigation.

Sunshine Silver Mines identified the worker as Nick Rounds, 36, of Osburn.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) said Rounds died about 2 p.m. Monday after becoming caught between a mineshaft and the elevator-like device called a skip.

Agency spokeswoman Amy Louviere said two miners were on top of the skip when it moved before one was clear. She said the second miner avoided injury.

A corporate spokeswoman for Sunshine Silver Mines in Denver, Monica Brisnehan said Tuesday that work had been suspended at the mine pending an investigation by local authorities and MSHA.

The agency dispatched investigators to the mine.The mine is not in production. Brisnehan said it has been in “care and maintenance mode” since the company acquired it three years ago. In a statement, she said the Sunshine Mine employed 29 people as of May 31.

There was a fire in the mine in 2012 and 12 people were safely evacuated. Ninety-one men were killed at the mine in a fire 1972.
 

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