Kellogg, Idaho • A worker was killed in a mine shaft accident Monday afternoon at the Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, in northern Idaho, officials said Tuesday.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration says the miner died about 2 p.m. Monday after becoming caught between a mine shaft and an elevator-like device called a skip.
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.
A corporate spokeswoman in Denver, Monica Brisnehan (BRIHS'-neh-han), said Tuesday she could not identify the victim or release details of the accident. It's being investigated by local authorities and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.