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Poor Mining Practices, Inadequate Oversight Preceded Miner's Death

Jessica Robinson
09/19/2011

It'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. A 2008 report on another collapse there went missing, and since Larry Marek's death, inspectors have found a dramatically higher number of safety violations.

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