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Former Grizzly Football Star Killed in Mining Accident

Timothy Allen Bush Timothy Allen Bush

WALLACE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a miner has died from injuries suffered during an accident at the Galena Mine in northern Idaho's Sliver Valley.

The Shoshone County Sheriff Department identified the victim as 29-year-old Timothy Allen Bush, of Pinehurst. Bush is a former All-American football player at the University of Montana.

Federal investigators and officials with U.S. Silver Corp. have not yet determined a cause of Friday morning's accident, which occurred underground.

No other injuries were reported.

The mine is one of only two operating silver mines in the Silver Valley and was sold by Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. in 2006 to Silver Corp. Galena is one of the deepest mines in North America.

 

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