Production resumes at Nevada mine where 2 died

Barrick Gold Corp. has resumed production at a northern Nevada mine where two miners died earlier this month, but company officials say a shaft where the fatal accident occurred remains closed.Barrick shut down the Meikle Mine north of Carlin after the accident in a ventilation shaft Aug. 12...

Barrick Gold Corp. has resumed production at a northern Nevada mine where two miners died earlier this month, but company officials say a shaft where the fatal accident occurred remains closed.

Barrick shut down the Meikle Mine north of Carlin after the accident in a ventilation shaft Aug. 12 killed Daniel Noel and Ethan Schorr, both of Spring Creek.

Federal regulators are investigating the accident.

Barrick officials say miners began returning to work last week and all were back on the job by the weekend. The underground mine has roughly 640 employees.

The accident occurred when a vertical pipe broke from a wall and struck a cage that was lowering the two miners into the shaft.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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