Lucky Friday Mine http://nwpr.org en Report Faults Mining Company For Fatal Accident http://nwpr.org/post/report-faults-mining-company-fatal-accident <p>A new report faults managers of north Idaho&rsquo;s Lucky Friday mine for an accident last November that killed a 26-year-old miner. It was one of two fatalities at the mine last year. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:06:23 +0000 Jessica Robinson 11922 at http://nwpr.org Report Faults Mining Company For Fatal Accident Safety Improvements On Track At Idaho Mine Where Two Died http://nwpr.org/post/safety-improvements-track-idaho-mine-where-two-died <p>Work crews are ahead of schedule on safety improvements at the north Idaho mine where two men died last year. That&rsquo;s the update today from the Hecla Mining Company, which owns the troubled Lucky Friday Mine. The federally mandated improvements have taken a bite into Hecla&rsquo;s profits.</p><p>Federal inspectors ordered Hecla to make a whole stack of safety improvements at its north Idaho silver mine. The biggest task is a top to bottom scrubbing of the mine&rsquo;s main shaft. Inspectors found loose cement on the wall of this 6,000 ft conduit that takes ore and people in and out of the mine. Tue, 08 May 2012 23:04:40 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7972 at http://nwpr.org Safety Improvements On Track At Idaho Mine Where Two Died Employment Up In Idaho’s Silver Valley As Miners Find Work http://nwpr.org/post/employment-idaho%E2%80%99s-silver-valley-miners-find-work <p>Laid-off silver miners in north Idaho aren&rsquo;t staying out-of-work for long. Around 250 miners and contractors lost their jobs at the end of last year when the Lucky Friday Mine was shut down for safety improvements. But since then, the Silver Valley&rsquo;s jobless rate has actually dropped two percentage points. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:39:02 +0000 Jessica Robinson 5717 at http://nwpr.org Employment Up In Idaho’s Silver Valley As Miners Find Work