Elam Jones


HUNTINGTON, Emery County -- One miner has been rescued and another is dead following a collapse at the Rhino Mine in Bear Canyon.

The collapse occurred just before 3:15 p.m. Friday with reports that two coal miners were buried inside, according to the Emery County Sheriff's Office. Two ambulances responded with sheriff's personnel and one miner was transported to Castleview Hospital in Price.

The deceased miner was identified by relatives as 28-year-old Elam Jones. His mother, Huntington City Councilmember Julie Jones, said her son had previously survived two avalanches and an ATV accident that left him with 72 stitches.

His body was recovered about 6 p.m., the sheriff's office reported. No other details about the cause or nature of the collapse were available.

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