Man killed at Kensington Mine to be remembered Tuesday

Joe Tagaban is seen here in this undated photo. The Juneau resident died Wednesday in an accident at Kensington Mine. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday at Juneau Christian Center.

A memorial service has been scheduled for a Juneau man killed in a mining accident.

Joe Tagaban’s memorial service will be held 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Juneau Christian Center, 8001 Glacier Highway. A potluck reception will follow at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.

Tagaban died Wednesday while working at the Kensington Mine, located about 40 miles north of downtown Juneau. A preliminary report by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates Tagaban was near a hole he’d previously drilled. The hole apparently intersected a stope, an open space generally defined as a void left by previous mining activity. There was a blast and rock traveled through the drill hole, striking Tagaban.

Tagaban’s family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Juneau chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters in his name.

• The Associated Press contributed to this report


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