Mining accident investigated in Jefferson City

One person is dead after an accident in a zinc mine in Jefferson County.  The name of the fatality has not been released at this time.

The death is believe to have occurred on May 18 at the Young Mine site run by the Nyrstar Corp. in Jefferson City. A report from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says the accident was connected to machinery.

The agency is investigating the circumstances surrounding this death and a full report will not be available until the investigation is complete.