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Deadly incident reported at Red Dog Mine near Kotzebue

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Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 8:46 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A 47-year-old employee at Red Dog Mine near Kotzebue has died, the mine operator said.

“It is with regret that we report a fatal incident occurred on a production drill at our Red Dog operation in Alaska in the evening of Saturday, January 16, resulting in the death of a 47-year-old employee,” wrote mine operator Teck Alaska Incorporated. “We extend our deepest condolences to the employee’s family and friends.”

According to the company, no other employees or contractors were hurt.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

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