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Mining fatality Thursday


September 28, 2017

BRIDGER — Bridger Coal Company and Rocky Mountain Power officials are saddened to report that an employee of Bridger Coal was fatally injured Thursday Sept. 28 in an accident while working at the Bridger underground mine.

Jaime Olivas was injured during mining operations at about 4 p.m. MDT.

Representatives for the Bridger Coal Company and Rocky Mountain Power say Olivas was hit when a slab of coal suddenly came loose and fell from one of the walls in the underground mine Thursday afternoon.

The company is cooperating with the Wyoming State Mine Inspector’s Office and the federal Mine S...

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