Mine shaft collapses at American Flag
May 25, 2011
In keeping with established, pro-active safety procedures, United Park City Mines Company is releasing the following public service alert: Tuesday, May 24th, a mine shaft collapse was discovered at the American Flag mine during an inspection of the area by United Park City Mines Company personnel as a result of the tremendous amount of snow and rainfall in Park City this past winter and spring season.
The area has been cordoned off with danger signs warning hikers, bikers and sightseers to steer clear of the area and that all animals should be contained by their owners. The shaft is located near the road above the water tank in Empire Canyon adjacent to the roadway between Ontario mine and Empire Canyon. The mine shaft is 1100 feet deep and was constructed over 100 years ago.
United Park City Mines Company is working diligently to mitigate this mine hazard. It is a treacherous situation and all hikers, bikers, and sightseers are urged to avoid this area.