Stories tagged: Larry Marek
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014, midnight
Hecla says 2011 cave-in victim wasn’t in assigned area
A miner who was killed during a cave-in at the Lucky Friday Mine was not in his assigned work area when the accident occurred, and that action contributed to his …
Sun., July 15, 2012, midnight
Miner’s family still angry
Mike Marek was rolling up his water hose, about to make the last wrap, when it happened. “Loud thuds like, ‘Vvoof, vvoof.’ And instantly it’s just dust,” he said. The …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011, midnight
Seven injured in Lucky Friday Mine collapse
Several trapped miners were saved from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Wednesday in the third rescue effort launched there this year. Seven miners were transported by air …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 11:25 p.m.
Miners rescued at Lucky Friday Mine
Updated report: Several trapped miners were saved from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Wednesday in the third rescue effort launched there this year. Seven miners were transported …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011, midnight
Lucky Friday miner dies from his injuries
For the second time this year, a miner has died after sustaining injuries while working at Hecla Mining Co.’s Lucky Friday Mine. Brandon Lloyd Gray, 26, was critically injured Thursday …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, 3:59 p.m.
Lucky Friday miner dead
For the second time this year, a miner has died after sustaining injuries while working at Hecla’s Lucky Friday mine.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2011, midnight
Mine death put on bosses
Unsafe work practices caused the cave-in that killed an employee at the Lucky Friday Mine in April, federal investigators have concluded. Larry “Pete” Marek was buried in a 25-foot-high rock …
Thu., April 28, 2011, 8:23 p.m.
Silver Valley honors Marek
KELLOGG, Idaho – Larry “Pete” Marek was remembered Thursday as devoted family man and model miner, whose great strength made him a rock that others leaned on. Hundreds of Silver …
Tue., April 26, 2011, 9:19 a.m.
Memorial service for miner is Thursday
A memorial service for Larry “Pete” Marek will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Kellogg High School Gymnasium.
Tue., April 26, 2011, midnight
Probe of mine cave-in begins
Federal investigators began searching Monday for answers in the April 15 cave-in that claimed the life of a Lucky Friday miner. “No miner should ever have to die for a …
Mon., April 25, 2011, 10:39 a.m.
Investigation planned in miner’s death
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration will thoroughly investigate the roof collapse at the Lucky Friday Mine that killed an employee, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said today.
Mon., April 25, 2011, midnight
Workers recover miner’s remains
The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry “Pete” Marek was recovered Sunday afternoon, just hours after Hecla Mining Co. announced it had suspended rescue efforts because he likely had died …
Sun., April 24, 2011, 7:37 p.m.
Miner’s body recovered from Lucky Friday mine
The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry Marek was recovered this afternoon after he was killed in a mine collapse on April 15, Hecla Mining Co. announced today.
Sat., April 23, 2011, 3:23 p.m.
Rescue efforts continue, still no sign of trapped miner
Rescue efforts to reach a trapped miner at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho are progressing, but becoming more difficult and time consuming as the tunnel deepens, Hecla Mining …
Fri., April 22, 2011, 5:22 p.m.
Rescuers making fast progress at Lucky Friday
Rescue workers are blasting their way closer to a miner trapped at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho.
Thu., April 21, 2011, 5:02 p.m.
Mine rescuers may drill second tunnel
Rescue workers are considering drilling a second tunnel as part of their efforts to reach a silver miner who has been trapped in the Lucky Friday Mine since a tunnel …
Thu., April 21, 2011, midnight
Camera shows no sign of miner
Day six of rescue efforts at the Lucky Friday Mine passed without any word on the fate of a miner trapped by a rockfall. Rescue workers were able to insert …
Wed., April 20, 2011, 4:34 p.m.
Rescuers continue to probe mine
Hecla Mining Co. said rescue crews have started drilling a third bore hole into an open area behind tons of collapsed rock and debris in the Lucky Friday Mine. They …
Wed., April 20, 2011, midnight
Camera shows mine void
Rescue workers completed two bore holes into the rubble of Lucky Friday Mine on Tuesday in their effort to rescue a miner trapped since Friday. A camera fed through a …
Tue., April 19, 2011, 10:37 p.m.
Bore holes complete, still no sign of miner
Federal mine safety officials ordered the current rescue operation under way at the Lucky Friday mine suspended due to unstable ground conditions. Instead, rescue operations for a miner trapped in …
Mon., April 18, 2011, 3:17 p.m.
Rescuers still advancing at Lucky Friday mine
Rescuers advanced another 2 feet through rubble in a tunnel at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, according to the mine owner’s latest update.
Mon., April 18, 2011, midnight
Silver Valley awaiting news of 53-year-old trapped by cave-in
By Sunday night, rescue teams had labored for more than two days to free a miner trapped by a cave-in at the Lucky Friday Mine. But they still hadn’t reached …