15 Nevada mine workers rescued after slide closes haul road

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ELKO, Nev. (AP) — More than a dozen Nevada mine workers are safe after spending a rainy night in their trucks when a slide blocked the exit road from the bottom of an open pit gold mine.

Barrick Gold Corp. spokesman Louis Schack confirmed Monday all 14 miners were rescued and no one was hurt after a wall failed Sunday afternoon at the Bald Mountain mine about 70 miles southeast of Elko.

He told the Elko Daily Free Press (http://tinyurl.com/lx8u67u ) the haulage road was blocked so the miners took shelter in their equipment after they communicated to managers they were safe, with food and water.

Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Lauren North says the men were rescued by helicopter Monday during a short window of time when the weather allowed.


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

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