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Accident Information File


10/11/2003
Vehicle Falls Into Mine Shaft


A 45 year-old California man died and his 19 year-old son was seriously injured when their vehicle fell into a 70 foot deep mine shaft. The two men were four wheeling with friends when they drove over an embankment and plunged into the unseen hole.