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  • Hecla Mining Co. faults miner for death in cave-in

    A miner who died in a tunnel collapse at the Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho is partly responsible for his own death due to his own "negligent and careless misconduct," Hecla Mining Co. said.

  • ** FILE ** The Lucky Friday Mine in the Silver Valley near Mullan, Idaho, is pictured in May 2007. (AP Photo/Nick Geranios, File)

    7 workers rescued from Idaho silver mine

    Seven miners were pulled from more than a mile below the surface after an accident at a northern Idaho silver mine where two workers died in separate mishaps this year.

  • ** FILE ** Rescuers worked throughout the early morning hours of Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullen, Idaho, to clear debris from a collapsed tunnel in search of a miner missing more than a mile underground since Friday, officials said. The miner's brother, who also was working in the mine, was able to escape. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

    Rescuers work through night to find Idaho miner

    Rescuers worked Sunday to reach a miner caught in an Idaho cave-in more than a mile underground and anxiously awaited the arrival of a remote-control digger that will allow them to tunnel more quickly and safely through unstable earth.

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