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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …

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