Bangor— 20-year-old New Jersey man was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at a popular and dangerous Bangor quarry, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek.
The Howell, N.J., man was swimming at the abandoned slate quarry with seven other young people on Sunday, Lysek said. The coroner is not releasing the man's name until all of his family have been notified. Click Here to read the entire Morning Call article.
Stay Out, Stay Alive
This tragic incident is another reminder that abandoned quarries, coal mines and water-filled mining pits can be death traps.
DEP has available a Stay Out, Stay Alive educational program for kids and adults that teaches the hazards of abandoned mine areas.
Click Here for more information. To arrange for a presentation to your group or school, contact DEP’s New Stanton Office at 724-925-5500 or its Pottsville Office at 570-621-3118.
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