SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Safety officials are investigating an industrial accident that killed a dump-truck driver after his rig fell 300-feet at a quarry in north Salt Lake City.
Crews at the Staker-Parson quarry operation near 2080 N. Beck St could not locate one of their coworkers and began searching for him around 11:00 p.m. They found the man inside the cab of his dump truck which was partially submerged in water at the base of the cliff.
Police have identified the man killed in the industrial accident as 53-year-old Blaine Linck.
"The area at the bottom of the quarry is quite extensive but there's approximately 1-acre of standing water, that's where the dump truck landed in," Salt Lake City fire captain Mark Bebnarik said.
Paramedics arrived and performed CPR, but Linck died at the scene, according to fire officials.
Police and OSHA officials are now investigating the incident, but say the man may have been backing the dump truck when the accident happened.