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Women Killed in Mine Accidents

Anaconda Minerals Company
Nevada Moly Project Powered Haulage Fatality

Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada
July 28, 1984
No. Killed - 1

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Other Woman Killed in Mine Accidents

Description of Accident

Florence Colleen Whitmore, haulage driver, was fatally injured when she was run over by a 120-ton Wabco Haulpac dump truck.  For unknown reasons, she left the cab without setting any of the three braking systems and was run over by the truck she had been operating.

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