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Worker trapped under pile of rocks in Maryland Heights quarry

The accident happened at the Fred Webber North Quarry in Maryland Heights. The accident happened at the Fred Webber North Quarry in Maryland Heights. Image source: Fox 2 KTVI

     A quarry worker is dead after a becoming pinned under a pile of rocks at a Maryland Heights quarry Wednesday afternoon.  St. Louis County Deputy Police Chief Joe Delia says the accident happened during blasting at the Fred Weber North Quarry just before 4 p.m.  

     The victim is identified as 61-year-old WIlliam Sievert of St. Peters.  A statement from the company indicates that Sievert had worked for Fred Weber for 24 years.  

     Police won't comment on how Sievert died, saying just that the incident is still being investigated. No one else was injured. 

     The quarry is located just southwest of the I-270 interchange with I-70.

Last modified on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 23:53

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