"Managers failed to provide workers with the proper safety equipment, according to a report by the Mine Safety and Health Administration."
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The accident at Hecla's (HL) Lucky Friday mine in November that killed a worker was one of three serious incidents at the mine during 2011 that eventually saw the operation shut down. Today we get this report on the Fed investigation and here's an interesting line from the report:
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