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1 killed, 2 injured in East Tennessee mine collapse

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-13 18:41:11-04

MASCOT, Tenn. (WTVF) — A mine collapse killed one person and injured two others in Mascot, Tennessee.

WVLT Local 8 News reported the death and injuries at the Nyrstar Mine in Knox County Tuesday.

Rural Metro Fire along with Knox County Rescue and American Medical Response responded to the call. The workers who were injured were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and all other employees have been accounted for.

Both workers are being transported to UT Medical Center and all other employees have been accounted for, according to Rural Metro Fire firefighters.

The collapse is currently under investigation.