Stories tagged: mine accident
Tue., April 16, 2013
Miner’s family sues Hecla for Lucky Friday Mine death
The family of a miner killed in a tunnel collapse two years ago has sued Hecla Mining Co. Larry “Pete” Marek, 53, was crushed to death in a cave-in more …
Fri., July 20, 2012
Hecla faulted for worker death
Federal investigators are blaming the November death of a worker in the Lucky Friday Mine on company management. “The accident occurred due to management’s failure to provide the miners with …
Thu., July 19, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
Lucky Friday Mine death blamed on safety lapse
An underground worker killed by a November 17 accident at the Lucky Friday Mine was wearing the wrong type of safety harness, a federal report says.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2011, 2:32 p.m.
2 miners injured in Lucky Friday Mine
Two miners were injured Thursday while working to expand the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho. One was hospitalized in critical condition, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said today in …
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010, 10:36 a.m.
Chile sees ’great day’ with escape shaft near done
Excitement grew today outside the mine where 33 men have been trapped for more than two months, as a drill carving an escape shaft pushed through the final section of …