Miner Dies in Kensington Gold Mine Accident

A miner has been killed in an underground accident at the Kensington Gold Mine.

Coeur Alaska is withholding the victim’s name at this time.

Company spokeswoman Jan Trigg says the company is investigating the accident and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

An emergency response team is located at the mine, which is about 45 miles northwest of Juneau.

This is the first Kensington fatality since the mine opened in June 2010.

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Rosemarie Alexander is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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