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Mokelumne Hill Resident Falls Victim To Nevada Mine Shaft Accident.

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Yerington, NV — According to the Associated Press Terry Berardy of Mokelumne Hill was killed in a Saturday mining shaft accident in Yerington, NV.

Lyon County sheriff´s deputies say Berardy was unconscious and unresponsive after he was extricated from the shaft around the Ludwig Mine near Smith Valley.

Deputies say Berardy fell at least 80 feet down the shaft as he, along with family and friends, was exploring the area. No one else was hurt.

Emergency workers from Lyon and Washoe counties assisted with the extrication of the victim from the shaft.

Written by Bill Johnson