Utah Industrial Accident: Man killed at Tooele County rock quarry

02/25/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Stansbury Island, UT—A man was killed in an industrial accident at a Tooele County rock quarry on Thursday morning, February 24, 2011. The fatal workplace accident occurred at Bolinder Resources, located at 1830 Highway 112 at Stansbury Island just before 8:30 a.m., as reported by KSL.com.

According to Tooele County police officials, Allan K. Sherman, 56, of Delta, apparently fell onto a conveyor belt that carries dirt and rocks to a crusher and became trapped. Sherman’s body traveled about 25 feet on the belt, before he became stuck under a giant magnet.

“They put an immediate stop to the tram at that point they found him, and he was already deceased,” said Lt. Travis Scharmann.

Responding emergency crews arrived at the scene where they found Sherman not breathing and without a pulse.

A full investigation into the industrial accident is underway by police officials. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mining Safety and Health Administration are also investigating the workplace accident.

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