A woman mourns the death of her husband in a Montana mining accident

A woman mourns the death of her husband in a Montana mining accident

BILLINGS – Twenty-four-year-old Noah Danger died in an accident at the Stillwater Mine near Nye on Monday, November 13, 2023. Noah was attaching wire panels to keep rocks from falling when he was struck by rotating machinery.

He leaves behind his wife, Kylie, and two young children. He touched the lives of many in his home state of Idaho and Montana.

His wife was described as a kind and loving father, and he will be greatly missed.

“I keep saying it doesn’t feel real. This can’t be, this can’t be. So, I’m not really sure what to say. Everyone loved it though,” Kaylee Danger said from her home in Idaho via Zoom Tuesday morning.

Noah and Kylie started out as neighbors, became high school sweethearts, and eventually married.

“I don’t have any more tears to cry at this point. But they come,” Dinger said.

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Noah and Kylie Danger

Dinger, 23, calls Noah the love of her life.

“I think that’s what really attracted me to him, because he was such a light in the world, and it was just the way it was,” Dinger said.

The Post Falls, Idaho, couple had been married for just a year when Kylie received news of Noah’s death Monday at the mine owned by Sibanye Stillwater Mining Co.

“Right now, my eyes just hurt. I didn’t cry with Noah a lot. He was just someone who comforted me, and now I don’t have anything, I don’t have that,” Dinger said.

Noah was a loving father, leaving behind two sons, three-year-old Rylan and one-year-old Maddox.

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Danger family

“And they look a lot like their father. Our boys looked up to him more than anything else in the world. He was very good. I’ve never seen a good father before, and our boys are just like him,” Dinger said.

“He was so excited because Rylan, our oldest son, was supposed to start baseball this spring. And so they were going to do it together. We bought all the stuff for it. So it would be like them,” Dinger said.

Kylie said her husband always knew he wanted to be a miner. His grandfather and father were also miners, and his father was working alongside him when Noah died.

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Danger family

“He enjoyed the work, and that’s something that’s really hard to find. It was a passion for him. He loved mining, and this is really bad that happened,” Danger said.

Despite his death, Kylie knows that Noah is still a ray of positive light, and a guardian angel for her and their children.

“He just wants everyone to try to, I don’t know, be happy the best they can. Make the best of a bad situation. That’s what he’s always done,” Dinger said.

You can support the Dinger family by visiting their GoFundMe page or Meal Train page.


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