Miner Killed in North Idaho
KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say a miner has died at the Sunshine Mine near Kellogg in northern Idaho.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration says the miner died about 2 p.m. Monday after becoming caught between a mine shaft and a device called a skip transporting miners.
Agency spokeswoman Amy Louviere says two miners were on top of the skip when it moved before one was clear.
She says the second miner avoided injury.
The agency has dispatched investigators to the mine.
Sunshine Silver Mines didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Monday.
The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office declined to release information early Monday.
The name of the miner hasn’t been released by authorities.