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Lucky Friday Mine Relies On Decades-Old Communication Technology

Jessica Robinson
04/21/2011

The north Idaho mine where a man remains trapped 6,000 feet underground relies on communication technology that's decades–old. More advanced two–way devices are available and in fact required for coal mines. But that technology is not mandated at metal mines like the Lucky Friday. Rescue crews have bored two–inch diameter holes through rock to send a camera down to where they think 53–year–old miner Larry Marek is stranded. Inland Northwest correspondent Jessica Robinson reports Marek wasn't carrying a communication device with him.

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