Investigation Continues into Idaho Mine Accident - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Investigation Continues into Idaho Mine Accident

SILVERTON, Idaho - Federal investigators say the falling slab of rock that fatally injured a worker at the Galena Mine was 4½ feet long, 2½ feet wide and 2 feet thick.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration continues to investigate the rock fall last Friday morning that killed 29-year-old Timothy A. Bush. Bush and his partner were working around loose rock when the slab fell on him.

Bush was a walk-on who became an All-American defensive end at the University of Montana, and was a member of UM's 2001 NCAA Division I-AA national championship football team.

 

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Former Grizzly Football Star Killed in Mining Accident

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