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Incident Summaries (2004 - 2013)


The following list of active and abandoned mine "Near Miss" incidents of non-employees which was compiled from various reports and newspaper articles.


"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2013)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 07/22/2013 PA Bucks County men fall 70 feet while trespassing at Lehigh County quarry Male
Male
22
23
Active


"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2012)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 03/11/2012 MI Boy Hospitalized After Being Buried Alive at Sand Pit Male ? Active
Get More Information 04/02/2012 IN Child Rescued from Gravel Bin Male 9 Active
Get More Information 05/15/2012 CA Couple Hospitalized After Being Trapped in Abandoned Mine Male & Female Early 20's Abandoned
Get More Information 05/20/2012 NM Man Injured Exploring Abandoned Mine Male 48 Abandoned

"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2011)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 01/31/2011 CA Man Falls to Bottom of 200 Foot Deep Abandoned Mine Shaft Male ? Abandoned
Get More Information 03/18/2011 PA Boy Trapped on Quarry Wall Male 21 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/25/2011 PA 9 and 12 Year-Old Boys use Excavator to Flip Bulldozer Male
Male
9
12
Active
Get More Information 05/02/2011 WY Two Men Fall Down Mine Shaft Male
Male
?
?
Abandoned
Get More Information 05/30/2011 IL Teen Survives 100 Foot Fall Into Quarry Male Teenager Abandoned
Get More Information 05/30/2011 AL Swimmer injured at Huntsville rock quarry Male 28 Abandoned
Get More Information 10/24/2011 CO 17-year-old rescued from mine shaft near Golden Male 17 Abandoned

"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2010)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 03/20/2010 UT Man Falls Into Abandoned Mine While Snowmobiling Male 44 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/17/2010 FL Elderly Man Falls Into Quarry Male Unknown Abandoned
Get More Information 06/08/2010 MA Man Stranded on Edge of Rock Quarry Male 32 Abandoned
Get More Information 06/13/2010 MA Scuba Diver Rescued Male Unknown Abandoned
Get More Information 07/09/2010 WI Boy Suffers Head Injury After Jumping Off Quarry Cliff Male 14 Abandoned
Get More Information 07/11/2010 UT Mine Exploration Group Locates Explosives N/A N/A Abandoned
Get More Information 07/23/2010 OH Teen Critically Injured After Fall into Quarry Male 16 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/01/2010 OH Man Seriously Injured After Falling into Quarry Male 28 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/02/2010 NM Man Rescued After Falling Into Mine Crater Male 50s Abandoned
Get More Information 08/29/2010 KY Woman Hurts Back Jumping from Quarry Cliff Female 20 Abandoned
Get More Information 09/07/2010 NY ATV Crash at Gravel Pit Male 35 Abandoned
Get More Information 09/07/2010 ME Teen Rescued from Gravel Pit Cliff Male Teen Abandoned
Get More Information 09/16/2010 TN Man Breaks Back After Diving Into Quarry Male 18 Abandoned
Get More Information 09/17/2010 NY ATV Flips Onto Man Male 22 Abandoned
Get More Information 11/27/2010 PA Four Teens Trapped in Abandoned Mine Shaft Male 18-20 Abandoned
Get More Information 11/27/2010 CA Teen Rides Motorcycle Into Abandoned Mine Shaft Male 17 Abandoned

"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2009)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 02/09/2009 MN Teen Drives Snowmobile Off Cliff Into Gravel Pit Male 16 Active
Get More Information 02/16/2009 MD Teen Falls Into Quarry Male 19 Abandoned
Get More Information 03/03/2009 AZ Fall down mine shaft Male 60's Abandoned
Get More Information 03/09/2009 NJ ATV Accident Male 21 Active
Get More Information 03/20/2009 UT Snowmobiler Injured in 50-foot fall Male 45 Abandoned
Get More Information 03/20/2009 CT Teen Slips into Quarry Male 19 Abandoned
Get More Information 03/22/2009 UT ATV Rolls Down Gravel Pit Hill Male 6 Active
Get More Information 03/30/2009 UT Man Falls Into Abandoned Mine While Skiing Male 50 Abandoned
Get More Information 03/31/2009 MN Teen Falls Into Quarry Male 17 Active
Get More Information 05/14/2009 AR Teens Falls 100 Feet Into Quarry Male 17 Inactive
Get More Information 06/03/2009 MN Teen Falls Into Quarry Male 15 Inactive
Get More Information 07/12/2009 ME Woman Injured in ATV Crash Female 44 Inactive
Get More Information 07/14/2009 NJ Teen Hurt in Quarry Accident Male 14 Active
Get More Information 08/03/2009 AZ Jeep Flips and Rolls Into Mine Shaft Male 32 Inactive
Get More Information 08/03/2009 OR Mans Falls Into Gravel Pit Male 35 Active
Get More Information 08/09/2009 CA Mans In Wheelchair Falls Into Quarry Male 35 Active
Get More Information 08/16/2009 MN Man Rescued From Quarry Male Unknown Inactive
Get More Information 08/20/2009 MA Woman Rescued From Quarry Female 23 Inactive
Get More Information 08/24/2009 NH Two Teens Hurt When Dirt Bikes Collide at Gravel Pit Male
Male
16
17
Active
Get More Information 09/07/2009 OH Man Falls Down Quarry Cliff Male 24 Inactive
Get More Information 10/17/2009 UT Hunter Finds Explosives in Abandoned Mine Male N/A Abandoned
Get More Information 11/15/2009 PA Man Falls Into Quarry Male 39 Active



"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2008)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 03/01/2008 KY Truck Rolls Over Embankment Male
Male
Unknown
Unknown
Active
Get More Information 04/26/2008 PA 500-Foot Fall into Strip Mine Male 23 Abandoned
Get More Information 05/25/2008 PA Pair of ATV Crashes Female
Male
28
48
Abandoned
Get More Information 05/26/2008 PA ATV Crash Male
Female
38
38
Abandoned
Get More Information 05/26/2008 OH Boy Falls Off Cliff Male 12 Abandoned
Get More Information 06/17/2008 UT Explosives found in abandoned mine N/A N/A Abandoned
Get More Information 07/05/2008 MN ATV Crash Male 20 Active
Get More Information 07/20/2008 WI Car Crash Male
Male
Male
Male
21
21
21
22
Active
Get More Information 07/21/2008 OH Diver Runs Out of Air Female 22 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/04/2008 PA SUV Falls into Quarry Female 45 Active
Get More Information 08/14/2008 PA Teen Jumps Into Quarry Male 18 Inactive
Get More Information 08/16/2008 MA Man Injured After Jumping In Quarry Male 18 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/17/2008 CA Fall Down Mine Shaft Male 34 Abandoned
Get More Information 09/04/2008 WI Bicycle Crash Male 59 Active
Get More Information 09/09/2008 AZ Fall Down Mine Shaft Male ? Abandoned
Get More Information 09/27/2008 UT Journalist Identifies Explosives in Abandoned Mine Male ? Abandoned
Get More Information 12/22/2008 AZ Fall Down Mine Shaft Male 45 Abandoned



"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2007)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Type
Get More Information 01/21/2007 NM Man falls 50 feet into old mine shaft Male 26 Abandoned
Get More Information 03/04/2007 WI Sled slides 200 feet into quarry Male
Female
Both Unknown Inactive
Get More Information 03/13/2007 PA Boat Deflates in Mine Tunnel Male
Male
17
25
Abandoned
Get More Information 03/17/2007 PA Man Falls Down Mine Shaft During Police Chase Male Unknown Unknown
Get More Information 04/02/2007 CO Dog Falls Down Mine Shaft While Walking with Owner     Abandoned
Get More Information 04/03/2007 IN Nine Year-Old Boy Buried By Gravel Male 9 Active
Get More Information 04/28/2007 CO Four Year-Old Wanders Off to Gravel Pit´┐ŻAgain Male 4 Active
Get More Information 04/28/2007 WV Workers Blast Seal to Rescue West Virginia Men Male
Male
24
26
Inactive
Get More Information 05/24/2007 CT Teen Rescued from Quarry Male 19 Active
Get More Information 05/28/2007 NH 11 Hurt When Truck Falls Into Gravel Pit Male 24 Active
Get More Information 05/30/2007 OH Woman Falls Into Gravel Pit Female 50 Abandoned
Get More Information 06/09/2007 WI Car Falls into Abandoned Quarry Male
Female
21
20
Abandoned
Get More Information 06/11/2007 MI Teen Crashes Truck into Quarry Male 19 Abandoned
Get More Information 07/05/2007 WI Car Falls into Quarry Female
Male
Male
Male
Male
22
22
20
22
22
Active
Get More Information 08/02/2007 WV Explosion Male
Male
  Abandoned
Get More Information 11/12/2007 CA Teen Rescued from Quarry Ledge Female 17 Active
Get More Information 12/31/2007 CA Boy Falls Down Mine Shaft Male 11 Abandoned

"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2006)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Status
Get More Information 03/05/2006 AZ Severe injuries in mine explosion 2 Males Undetermined Abandoned
Get More Information 03/06/2006 UT Explosives Found in Abandoned Mine N/A N/A Abandoned
Get More Information 03/12/2006 CA Fall Down Vertical Mine Shaft 2 Males 62 and 67 Active
Get More Information 03/12/2006 AZ Car topples 25 feet into mine shaft 2 Males Unknown Abandoned
Get More Information 04/14/2006 CA Man Suffers Paralyzing Injuries After Falling Down Mine Shaft Male 34 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/29/2006 CA 40-foot fall down mine shaft Male 27 Abandoned
Get More Information 05/08/2006 PA Boy falls 65 feet into quarry Male 13 Active
Get More Information 07/17/2006 FL Boy tumbles 55 feet down side of quarry Male 13 Abandoned
Get More Information 07/31/2006 WV Two men hunting for scrap metal get lost in mine Male
Male
35
44
Abandoned
Get More Information 08/06/2006 VA Trespassers in search of mine supplies 2 Males 16 and 21 Abandoned

"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2005)
Details Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Status
Get More Information 03/18/2005 CT Man suspended from quarry cliff Male 20 Active
Get More Information 03/21/2005 NH Gate crasher at gravel pit Male 33 Active
Get More Information 03/25/2005 CA Owl-seeking hiker falls into mine shaft 2 Males 26
28
Abandoned
Get More Information 04/10/2005 MN Teen falls into quarry Male 17 Active
Get More Information 04/11/2005 CA 11 Year-Old Boy Falls Into Mine Shaft Male 11 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/16/2005 ME Inebriated driver's SUV lands facedown in gravel pit Male 36 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/01/2005 MD Youth falls while rock climbing at stone quarry Female Teen Abandoned
Get More Information 10/20/2005 UT Explosives Found in Abandoned Mine N/A N/A Abandoned

"Near Miss" Incident Summaries (2004)
Number Date State Nature of Incident Sex Age Mine Status
Get More Information 02/16/2004 CA 11 Year-Old Boy Falls Into Mine Shaft Male 11 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/03/2004 MA Overturned dirt bike Male 22 Active
Get More Information 04/12/2004 NV Fall down mine shaft Male 29 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/19/2004 CA Fall in Rock Quarry Female 16 Inactive
Get More Information 04/24/2004 PA Fall down mine shaft Male 18 Abandoned
Get More Information 04/24/2004 WA ATV crash Male Unknown Undetermined
Get More Information 05/14/2004 CO Spelunkers become lost, disoriented for 10 hours 4 Males 18, 34, 39, 48 Abandoned
Get More Information 05/20/2004 UT Explosives Found in Abandoned Mine N/A N/A Abandoned
Get More Information 05/23/2004 VA Swimmers stranded by strong currents 2 Males 16,18 Unknown
Get More Information 06/20/2004 UT Fall from ATV Male 21 Unknown
Get More Information 06/21/2004 WI 80-foot fall into old quarry Male Undetermined Unknown
Get More Information 07/10/2004 NH ATV rollover Male 8 Undetermined
Get More Information 07/22/2004 CT Exhausted swimmer becomes trapped in quarry Male 17 Abandoned
Get More Information 07/27/2004 ME Swimmer injured jumping from quarry rock face into water Male 19 Inactive
Get More Information 07/31/2004 TN 60-foot fall from quarry bluff Male 13 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/28/2004 UT Fall In Mine Male 46 Abandoned
Get More Information 08/29/2004 ME Overturned ATV Male 18 Undetermined
Get More Information 09/01/2004 NY 50-foot fall from quarry embankment Female Teenager Undetermined
Get More Information 12/17/2004 ME Airborne snowmobiles drop to bottom of gravel pit 3 Males 15 or 16 Undetermined
Get More Information 12/24/2004 CA 9 Year-Old Boy Rides Motorcycle into Mine Shaft Male 9 Abandoned