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Worker dies in Montana precious metals mine

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 04 2013 03:31:29 PM MST
STILLWATER MINE
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Stillwater Mining Co. says a 45-year-old worker has died from unknown causes after being found unconscious at the company's precious metals mine near Nye.
    
The Billings-based company released a short statement Wednesday identifying the victim as Mike Rued, who had worked for Stillwater since 2007.
    
The company says Rued was found unconscious underground late Tuesday evening and could not be resuscitated by first responders.
    
Regulators from the Mine Safety and Health Administration were at the mine Wednesday.
    
Further details were not immediately available.