NOV. 1 (UPI) — At least two people have been confirmed dead after an accident at a Nevada gold mine Tuesday, officials said.
The incident occurred at the Marigold Mine in Valmy, Nev., when a haul truck collided with another vehicle within the mine’s open pit area, according to SSR Mining, the Canada-based company that operates the Nevada mine.
“We immediately activated our emergency plan, mobilized our emergency response team and notified the relevant authorities. We regret to confirm two employees have been fatally injured,” SSR Mining said in a statement.
The Elko Daily Free Press reported multiple injuries at the mine.
Paul Benson, president and CEO of SSR Mining, offered his condolences to the victims’ families. “This incident is particularly upsetting as the health and safety of our employees is our highest priority,” he said. “We are fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the accident and are offering support to our colleagues’ families and our employees at the mine site.”