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Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Stay Out! Stay Alive!
Near Misses
Incidents that could have resulted in a fatality, but did not.


05/08/2006
On May 8, a 13-year-old boy fell about 65 feet into a quarry in Delaware Co., Penn. Michael Holland and some friends were walking around the top edge of the Pyramid Materials Quarry in Aston when the ground gave way and the teen tumbled in. He landed on a rock ledge, conscious but hurt. Rescue teams used ladders and rappelled along the quarry wall. They were finally able to get him into a basket and to a waiting ambulance, but not before one of the rescue workers slipped on the craggy rocks in his efforts to lower the basket. Holland suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung.

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