One person dead following an accident in a Jefferson County mine

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One person is dead after an accident in a zinc mine in Jefferson County.

It happened Tuesday, May 18, at Young Mine 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.

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