Man Killed In Nyrstar Mine Collapse is Identified as Report is Released into What Happened

The U.S. Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration release the preliminary report detailing a mine collapse that killed a man and hurt two others at the Immel Nyrstar Mine.

68 year-old Gerald Turbyville was fatally injured. He was a scaler operator and had over 10 years of mining experience. The accident report says while performing scaling operations from the basket of a personnel lift, Turbyville was fatally injured when a piece of rock fell and struck him on July 13 .

Nyrstar was cited twice for communication issues at its Knox County Immel mine. A citation written the day before the deadly collapse. The condition of the injured miners, one was treated and released and one underwent surgery and is recovering.

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