Sunday , May 9 2021

Two kills, one injured by an electric shock mining San Juan County



Two San Juan County miners were killed and another was injured when they were shocked by the Saturday power line, by the sheriff section.

About midday, the men – Russell Helquist, Matthew Johnston and Arthur Secrest – worked with a piece of industrial equipment in the Intrepid Potash mines, to the south of Moab, when the equipment was equipped with a power line, and the three man, office and sheriff said in a news release on Facebook.

Helquist and Johnston were killed. Secrest, who was unconscious but breathing, was removed from hospital to Salt Lake City hospital.

Every man from the Moab area, according to the sheriff's office.

"Our great sympathy goes out to the family and friends of these good guys," he said.

The election case is being investigated, according to statement by spokesman Intrepid Potash, Matt Preston. Mineral operations in Moab are stopped until the investigation has finished.

"Intrepid expresses his deepest condolences to families and friends and those involved," said Preston in the statement.

Intrepid Potash operates three solar evaporation ponds in Wendover and Moab, and in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The company also runs an underground mine at Carlsbad. The company produces fertilizers, animal feeds and salt, salt and water used in the oil and gas industry, according to their website.


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