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Woman found dead in North Carolina quarry

Jan 26, 2016

Woman found dead in North Carolina quarry

A woman body was found in a quarry in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after she apparently died from hypothermia. According to the Greensboro News and Record, Jill Marie Zachery was found dead in the rock quarry off of Kestermill Road, but it's not ...

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40 quarry workers narrowly miss being trapped under avalanche of rocks in Kashmir

Nov 19, 2015

40 quarry workers narrowly miss being trapped under avalanche of rocks in Kashmir

Upwards of 40 miners at a quarry in Kashmir had what was being called a "miraculous" escape after a small mountain of rocks came crashing down on the operation. According to Greater Kashmir, at least 40 workers at the Pantha Chowk, ...

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Drill rig operator freed after machine nearly rolls off cliff in Australia quarry (VIDEO)

Nov 18, 2015

Drill rig operator freed after machine nearly rolls off cliff in Australia quarry (VIDEO)

A drill rig operator at an Australian quarry found himself teetering on the edge of a cliff this week after his rig rolled onto its side. The Brisbane Times reported that the man was freed after nearly two hours inside the ...

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Aggregate Industries worker discovers dead body in quarry

Oct 08, 2015

Aggregate Industries worker discovers dead body in quarry

A miner at an Aggregate Industries-run quarry in Wisconsin found the body of a 38-year-old man last week floating in the water. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the body was that of Robert James Wilkoske-Baier, whose family had been searching ...

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An unidentified body was found floating in a Minnesota quarry

Oct 05, 2015

An unidentified body was found floating in a Minnesota quarry

The body of a dead man was found floating in a Minnesota quarry by a local resident on their morning walk. The St. Cloud Times reported that the body was seen floating in the water in Quarry 8 at the Quarry Park and ...

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Top Operations: Las Vegas Paving’s Blue Diamond Pit

Sep 15, 2015

Top Operations: Las Vegas Paving’s Blue Diamond Pit

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Blue Diamond Pit in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Las Vegas Paving continues to pave the way ...

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A 20-year-old died while swimming in a New York quarry

Jul 29, 2015

A 20-year-old died while swimming in a New York quarry

A man who went missing after he jumped into a New York quarry was found dead the next day in yet another deadly quarry drowning. Robert Burts, 20, jumped from a dock into the quarry with three friends on July 18 ...

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A man died while scuba diving in a North Carolina rock quarry

Jul 19, 2015

A man died while scuba diving in a North Carolina rock quarry

A man died during a scuba accident at a rock quarry in Mooresville, North Carolina, July 15. According to WBTV, a man who has not been identified was scuba diving in the Lake Norman rock quarry with another person when he ...

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Two teens drown in Oklahoma rock quarry

Jun 15, 2015

Two teens drown in Oklahoma rock quarry

  Two teenage males were found dead after they drowned in a rock quarry in Caddo County, Oklahoma. According to Fox 25 in Oklahoma City, 18-year-old Denton Walker and 17-year-old Dontavios Ware were trying to swim across the quarry when they became ...

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Vulcan gets nearly 150 acres to mine through a land swap with Fairfax County

Jun 04, 2015

Vulcan gets nearly 150 acres to mine through a land swap with Fairfax County

Vulcan Materials Company just secured 148 acres of land to excavate from Fairfax County in Virginia through multi-year, two-step land swap. In the deal approved 9-1 by the Fairfax Count board of supervisors June 2, Fairfax gives up the land owned by ...

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Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

May 22, 2015

Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

A scheduled blast at Loudoun Quarries in Sterling, Virginia, sent large rocks flying into nearby homes and vehicles and sent one man to the hospital. The Loudoun Times reported that several homes, businesses and vehicles started taking damage from falling rocks at ...

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Two teens dead after falling through ice at quarry

Jan 23, 2015

Two teens dead after falling through ice at quarry

  Two Indiana teens were found dead at a rock quarry following an ice fishing trip gone horribly wrong. According to officials, Clark “Edward” Shoemaker, 17, of Spencer and Dominic Arthur, 13, were ice fishing at the quarry when they fell through the ...

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