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BREAKING: Mine Collapse At The Lucky Friday Mine (Idaho)
KHQ.com ^ | 11/18/11 | KHQ.com

Posted on 11/18/2011 10:48:52 AM PST by illiac

Mine Collapse At The Lucky Friday Mine

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: breaking; idaho; luckyfriday; mining; prayer

1 posted on 11/18/2011 10:48:59 AM PST by illiac
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To: illiac

Ironic name, eh?


2 posted on 11/18/2011 10:52:57 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: illiac

KTVB just says two injured, one in critical condition, the other not hospitalized. #4 shaft. Can’t find anything else. I know guys that work in the mines up north :/


3 posted on 11/18/2011 10:53:14 AM PST by verum ago (A liberal's mind is like a single action revolver with a bobbed hammer)
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To: verum ago

What kind of mine is it?


4 posted on 11/18/2011 10:54:21 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: illiac

Prayers going up.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 10:55:41 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Beagle8U
What kind of mine is it?

Silver, lead, and zinc
6 posted on 11/18/2011 10:56:42 AM PST by verum ago (A liberal's mind is like a single action revolver with a bobbed hammer)
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To: illiac

A Silver Lead, and Zinc mine that has had a run of bad luck, lately.


7 posted on 11/18/2011 10:57:27 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MEG33

SILVER


8 posted on 11/18/2011 10:57:32 AM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Beagle8U

Not it’s namesake anyway.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 10:57:53 AM PST by Jonty30
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To: Beagle8U

Currently, ore produced at Lucky Friday Mine is processed in a flotation concentrator. This process produces both a silver-lead concentrate and a zinc concentrate. The concentrates are shipped to the Teck Cominco smelter in Trail BC where the silver, lead and zinc metals are extracted.

http://wikimapia.org/5438562/Lucky-Friday-Mine

Location:
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=47.4708353&lon=-115.7832223&z=16&l=0&m=b


10 posted on 11/18/2011 11:00:52 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: illiac
Future headline: Obama Administration announces the suspension of all underground mining in the US pending a Two to Five year study of environmental and safety hazards to be followed by a period of sourcing all critical metals from China.
11 posted on 11/18/2011 11:01:47 AM PST by Truth29
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To: thackney

OK, thanks.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 11:03:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

Mainly silver, though. The mine produces something like 100 tons of silver per year.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 11:03:24 AM PST by verum ago (A liberal's mind is like a single action revolver with a bobbed hammer)
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To: thackney

14 posted on 11/18/2011 11:06:20 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Truth29

“to be followed by a period of sourcing all critical metals from China.”

Where have you been? That’s been happening for 20 years now.


15 posted on 11/18/2011 11:06:56 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: thackney

16 posted on 11/18/2011 11:07:21 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: illiac

Thank God, it wasn’t more serious than that. I can still remember the community sense of helplessness and despair over the Sunshine Mine Disaster of 40 years ago. Still one of the most poignant memories of my childhood.


17 posted on 11/18/2011 11:47:02 AM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: illiac

“Hecla Mining officials tell KHQ that a cementation worker was hospitalized Thursday night after an “accident in an area under construction” in the No.4 Shaft Project at the Lucky Friday mine.”

http://www.khq.com/story/16075897/mine-collapse-at-the-lucky-friday-mine


18 posted on 11/18/2011 11:49:37 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: illiac
Word at my husbands mine is there was no collapse. Guys got buried in a muck pile. One up to his arm pits, the other totally for twenty minutes and may have brain damage.
19 posted on 11/18/2011 11:49:37 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

Sure hope that is the case....We know a lot of the people in that area.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 12:05:19 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ladyvet
The following is NOT RELATED to this story:

There was a case of a worker who was buried in a trench. His co-workers worked feverishly to dig down to his head, to expose it so he could breathe. They exposed his head, thinking they had saved him, and they stopped digging.

He suffocated because every time he exhaled, the soil collapsed further around his diaphragm, until he could no longer inhale.

There is another case where a worker was buried in a trench. They used a backhoe to dig him out. The soil that had fallen into the trench had moved his body to a new position, but the backhoe operator didn't know that. The hoe operator digging adjacent to the man's last known position.

With one scoop, the backhoe bucket cut off the guy's head.

Trench/burial accidents are no small matter. That's why there are OSHA regs about shoring and trench boxes.

21 posted on 11/18/2011 12:06:22 PM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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To: illiac

Has Obama blamed GOP yet?


22 posted on 11/18/2011 12:07:13 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

Bush’s fault.


23 posted on 11/18/2011 12:26:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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24 posted on 11/18/2011 12:36:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Has Cain been in Idaho recently? He may be taking over as the new GOP whipping boy.


25 posted on 11/18/2011 1:09:50 PM PST by kempster
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To: SeaDragon

ping


26 posted on 11/18/2011 1:16:01 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: ladyvet

Concrete miners? Containment collapse likely. Hardly a “mine” collapse. Five died a good number of years ago at Magma’s Superior Division when a backfill bulkhead gave way. Dangerous work. Prayers for the injured miner and his family.


27 posted on 11/18/2011 1:28:32 PM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: CommerceComet

In the morning of May 2, 1972, a fire broke out in the Sunshine Mine. According to the US Mine Rescue Association, 91 workers died from smoke inhalation or carbon monoxide poisoning; 83 men were rescued, 81 on May 2 and two on May 9. The mine was closed for seven months after the fire, which was one of the worst mining disasters in American history and is the worst disaster in Idaho’s history. Today, a monument to the lost miners stands beside Interstate 90 near the mine.

From wikipedia


28 posted on 11/18/2011 1:32:47 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: packrat35
I remember reading about that incident years later. Apparently the ventilation system ended up causing a lot of the fatalities because it was drawing smoke-filled air into a part of the mine where survivors could have held out for a long while.

Look at the dates of the rescues, too. Those dates are accurate: The last two survivors were found a week later, and their survival was credited to a supervisor who violated mine safety protocols by leaving all the fire safety doors open as his group fled from the mine (they were supposed to be closed behind them to seal off sections of the mine in the event of a fire). This allowed fresh air to vent up from the deepest parts of the mine and allowed those last two guys to make their way far down into the mine where they were found a week later.

29 posted on 11/18/2011 1:50:27 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Beagle8U
What kind of mine is it?

Hard rock, deep (parts of it are well over a mile down) silver mine. Other minor metals, precious and otherwise.

The Lucky Friday is just about 25 miles east of where I sit. Reports from two sources are that two young men were caught in a relatively small cave in. Even at that, one has died and the other is in hospital bruised very badly.

There was another fatality at this mine about five months ago. No, this isn't a dangerous company to work for. This is a highly geologically active area. Earthquakes and the fracturing of deep rock is what allowed veins of molten silver and other minerals to flow upward, becoming accessible to mankind. This was the last thing our community needed.

30 posted on 11/18/2011 2:28:42 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: illiac

prayers


31 posted on 11/18/2011 4:34:50 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Is this anywhere near Wallace? Wallace is the birthplace of one of my favorite MGM stars of the the Golden Era—Lana Turner.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 5:56:39 PM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: WestSylvanian

Yes, the Lucky Friday is about 10 miles East of Wallace. And, yes again. Lana Turner was born in Wallace.


33 posted on 11/18/2011 6:17:59 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Truth29
Future headline: Obama Administration announces the suspension of all underground mining in the US pending a Two to Five year study of environmental and safety hazards to be followed by a period of sourcing all critical metals from China.

Very true and it makes my head want to explode.

34 posted on 11/18/2011 6:35:35 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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35 posted on 11/18/2011 7:46:23 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RobinOfKingston

Very sorry to hear this. Prayers up for the survivor and the family who has lost their loved one. I know this area well having spent a lot of time driving through and camping in the general vicinity since I was raised a Montana girl.


36 posted on 11/18/2011 7:56:37 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: BagCamAddict

Ain’t no doubt about getting the safety protocols in place.

But things happen.

OSHA can kiss my scars.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 7:58:04 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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To: Jonty30

Twere the day it was named.

That there is any mining allowed in the country is the talking point.


38 posted on 11/18/2011 8:00:06 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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To: bigheadfred

Well yeah, I’m no fan of OSHA, that’s for sure. It’s unfortunate that OSHA has to exist at all, because of truly preventable tragedies.

I believe accidents do happen. But OSHA exists because people didn’t take the appropriate precautions to prevent the preventable “accidents.”

Now we all have to be burdened by regulations that “common sense” should have taken care of in the first place.


39 posted on 11/18/2011 8:47:40 PM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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To: Truth29

Geez, don’t give them any ideas, or write their press releases for them.


40 posted on 11/19/2011 5:49:46 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BagCamAddict
people didn’t take the appropriate precautions to prevent the preventable “accidents.”

True. I had a guy that ground off all four fingers on his right hand, to about an inch long (below the middle knuckle) in point two three seconds, running stick and cope on a shaper with a six cutter stack. No safety covers, bad machining process, and wearing gloves.

The thing is, I caught him doing the same crap a couple of weeks earlier. Stopped him, ran through the safety procedure and jig making process. Then I told him if I caught him not following proper procedure again he would be instantly terminated. He didn't listen.

After his "accident" he sued workman's comp. and got a big settlement. Went out and bought a Harley. 2 months later he died riding that bike.

41 posted on 11/19/2011 7:29:33 AM PST by bigheadfred (wogga wogga)
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42 posted on 11/19/2011 2:12:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: bigheadfred

Can’t fix stupid.

But Darwin can.

The sad thing is, his family misses him. He was stupid, he ignored the safety precautions that are there to PROTECT HIM, and he suffered the consequences. And then he took it to the extreme, lost his life, and now it’s his family who is suffering the consequences.

Sad, tragic, and stupid all at the same time.


43 posted on 11/19/2011 2:42:13 PM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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To: illiac

Lucky Friday, but Saturday sucks.

All jokes aside, I hope everybody is OK.


44 posted on 11/19/2011 2:49:20 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: illiac

Prayers.


45 posted on 11/19/2011 3:20:29 PM PST by DetroitRight
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To: verum ago
100 tons of silver? That's one helluva silver mine. Are you sure?
46 posted on 11/19/2011 9:23:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
100 tons of silver? That's one helluva silver mine. Are you sure?

More or less. The amount of silver that has come out of North Idaho over the years is obscene, something like 42 000 tons to date. 1.2 or 1.3 billion troy ounces.

I believe the technical jargon for that is "a sh*tload"
47 posted on 11/20/2011 12:19:37 AM PST by verum ago (A liberal's mind is like a single action revolver with a bobbed hammer)
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