Authorities investigating after miner killed in accident at Carbon County mine

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CARBON COUNTY, Utah – Authorities are investigating after a miner was killed in an eastern Utah mine in Carbon County.

Officials said 46-year-old Price resident Alejandro Ramirez was killed in an accident at the West Ridge Mine.

No other miners were hurt.

A medical helicopter was called out and then canceled early Tuesday morning.

UtahAmerican Energy, Inc. said Ramirez worked for the company for six years.

The company said it sends its sincere condolences and prayers to the Ramirez family.

According to UtahAmerican, the West Ridge Mine has never had a serious accident in its 15-year history.

The company said Lila Canyon Mine, a sister to the West Ridge Mine, has never had a serious accident in its seven-year history.


  • Fellow miner in wyomin

    how about crandall canyon mine?? This company and Mr. Murray have a bad safety record. My heart and prayers go out to the familly of the victim.

    • carmen

      There is a lot More Miner’s that got injured in that mine over the past years the lose every thing wen they git injured and there big shot aturneys that they do ho knows wath triks so the worksments compensation don’t give you no help it is bull you know the rest bad health and now job after that

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