Lucky Friday Mine http://www.kplu.org en Federal inspectors shut down Lucky Friday’s silver shaft http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-inspectors-shut-down-lucky-friday%E2%80%99s-silver-shaft <p>Federal inspectors have shut down the primary shaft into a troubled silver mine in north Idaho. The order comes on the heels of three tragic accidents that led the owners of the Lucky Friday Mine to take a two-month hiatus from mining to make safety improvements.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:28:37 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3649 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho mining accident registers as 2.2 earthquake http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-mining-accident-registers-22-earthquake <p>The rockburst that injured seven miners in north Idaho last week registered as a <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/mb11430657.php#details">2.2 seismic event according to the U.S. Geological Survey</a>. That contradicts earlier reports about what could have caused the collapse. The mine remains closed while federal officials investigate the incident.</p><p>It&#39;s a matter of cause and effect. Did an earthquake trigger the rockburst at the Lucky Friday Mine ... or was the shaking caused by the collapse a mile underground?</p><p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:19:59 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3503 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho mining accident registers as 2.2 earthquake Poor mining practices, inadequate oversight preceded miner's death http://www.kplu.org/post/poor-mining-practices-inadequate-oversight-preceded-miners-death <p>COEUR d&rsquo;ALENE, Idaho &ndash; It&#39;s been five months since a rockfall at the Lucky Friday Mine in north Idaho killed veteran miner Larry Marek. Much about the accident is still unknown. But public records going back several years suggest the federal agency that oversees mines did not adequately ensure the safety of workers at the Lucky Friday.</p><p>A 2008 report on another collapse there went missing. And since Larry Marek&rsquo;s death, inspectors have found a dramatically higher number of safety violations.</p><p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:03:46 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2666 at http://www.kplu.org Poor mining practices, inadequate oversight preceded miner's death