Stay Out - Stay Alive
Mine Hazard Awareness Campaign
Accident Information File
A 14-year-old drowned while swimming with friends in a strip mine pit near Du Quoin, Ill. The teen had been swimming toward a rock in the middle of a pit when he began having problems and called out for help. He went underwater, and his friends were unable to locate him.
U.S. Department of Labor | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) | 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st Floor | Arlington, VA 22209-3939 www.msha.gov | Telephone: (202) 693-9400 | Fax-on-demand: (202) 693-9401