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Update: Stillwater Mine reports 2 fatalities

Employees killed in underground vehicle accident
Posted at 9:20 PM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 10:43:53-04

UPDATE: 8:05 a.m. - June 10, 2021

Stillwater Mine officials confirmed two employees were killed in an accident on Wednesday.

Here's the statement MTN News received from the company:

It is with deep sadness that we report the loss of two of our fellow colleagues in a vehicle-related accident while working underground at the Stillwater Mine at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. An investigation is underway, and we are working closely with our safety regulators to determine the cause of the accident.

At Sibanye-Stillwater, we value safety above all else. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this tragic event.

(second report: 9:35 p.m. -- June 10, 2021)

Stillwater County Sheriff Charles Kem has confirmed that crews are responding to an industrial accident.

Further information, he said, would need to come from officials with the mine.

An ambulance is on standby at the scene.

(first report: 9:20 p.m. - June 10, 2021)

Emergency responders are at an incident at the Stillwater Mine near Nye Wednesday evening.

The Stillwater County Sheriff's Office did not give MTN News details about the nature of the incident, or what they are doing on the scene.

MTN News has also reached out to an official with Sibanye-Stillwater, which owns the mine, but has not yet heard back.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.