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Miner killed at Sunshine Mine identified

Nick Rounds

Updated. KELLOGG, Idaho — The Silver Valley miner killed Monday at the Sunshine Mine was to be married this summer, his uncle said today.

Miner Nick Rounds graduated from Wallace High School in 1996, said his uncle Dave Rounds.

Nick Rounds died about 2 p.m. Monday after becoming caught between a mine shaft and a device called a skip transporting miners, according to the federal Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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.

Rounds worked at the mine with his father. The family is waiting to learn details of what happened, Dave Rounds said.

“A lot of people in the (Silver) Valley will miss him,” the uncle said. “This is a tight community. When we lose someone the whole Valley feels it.” More here.

Please join me in extending thoughts and prayers for Nick's family and the Silver Valley community.

 


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