U.S. Silver's Galena Mine Cited for Health and Safety Violations

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The U.S. Silver Galena Mine in Idaho's Panhandle has been slapped with 27 enforcement actions as a result of recent inspections by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration.

MSHA's January inspection report revealed that the Galena mine, near Osborn, violated 13 different mandatory health and safety standards. According to MSHA, conditions cited include improperly maintained roadways, hazardous ground conditions, unsafe travelways, unsafe electrical installations and hazardous shaft conditions.

Earlier this year, U.S. Silver announced it had plans to reopen its mine's deeper caverns, as well as bring its shuttered Coeur d'Alene mine back into production.

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