Tags: rock quarry

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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Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

Oct 14, 2014

Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

An owner of a rock quarry in Porterville, California, felt the need to defend his business after an area park manager accused it of drying up area wells. Valarie Bowker, park manager and daughter of the owners at Eagles Nest Resort, ...

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Rock quarry working through the night for Boeing 777X

Sep 25, 2014

Rock quarry working through the night for Boeing 777X

Green Mountain Mine in Granite Falls, Washington, has received approval to work some extremely long hours in order to keep up with the large-scale Boeing 777X factory project. Aggregates West, the company that operates Green Mountain Mine, had requested additional hours ...

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Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Sep 17, 2014

Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Tragedy struck a rock quarry in Ozark, Missouri, on Tuesday when a man died from blunt force trauma. Robert Shelby Hill, 73, was waiting to load a dump truck when he walked across a road at Leo Journagan Construction Company's rock ...

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Warning: Fredericksburg quarry ‘a deadly place’ (VIDEO)

Aug 06, 2014

Warning: Fredericksburg quarry ‘a deadly place’ (VIDEO)

Several days ago Aggregates Manager sent out a safety alert after a young man drowned at an abandoned Fredericksburg rock quarry. Now the local fire department is also issuing a safety alert in the form of a warning video. The fire department ...

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Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

Nov 13, 2013

Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

A proposed limestone quarry in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, could be on its way to opening thanks to an endorsement from the county’s zoning board. Buffalo County’s Land Resources Committee unanimously voted to recommend the county Board of Adjustment issue a conditional-use ...

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Missouri city approves rock quarrying permit for local business

Aug 23, 2013

Missouri city approves rock quarrying permit for local business

Lee’s Summit City Council on August 15 approved a special use permit that will allow a local businessman to extract rock for 10 years at a site near Pryor Road and Interstate 470 in Missouri, according to the Lee’s Summit ...

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