Six hurt in Somerset mine accident
August 11, 2008
SOMERSET, Colo. ” The Mine Safety and Health Administration will investigate a weekend accident at a Gunnison County mine that left six workers injured.
Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Randy Barnes says the six people were hurt Saturday afternoon when the underground mining vehicle they were operating crashed into a wall at the Oxbow Mine in Somerset, a small town northeast of Paonia on Highway 133.
One person was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, while two others were transported by ambulance. The nature and extent of injuries is unclear, but mine officials say no one was critically hurt.
The other three workers were treated at the scene.
Oxbow says all three workers who were sent to the hospital were released by Sunday morning.
No damage to the mine has been reported.