53-Year-Old Quarry Worker Falls 300 Ft to His Death


SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Employees at a Staker Parson are mourning the loss of a co-worker that fell 300 feet to his death.

It happened Tuesday night near 2100 North Beck Street.

Emergency responders said 53-year-old Blaine Linck was hauling a load of rocks in his truck, to the top of Beck Street Quarry.

After a while, fellow co-workers reported he was missing.

Capt. Mark Bednarik with Salt Lake Fire said that’s when everyone started looking for him.

“They went to the top of the quarry, they looked down inside–they could see his dump truck was down in that pool of water,” Capt. Bednarik said. “He tumbled from the top approximately 300 feet to that pool of water.”

At that point the employees dove in with water rescue supplies and pulledLinck out of the vehicle. Bednarik said they performed CPR until fire crews arrived.

Upon arrival officials pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Salt Lake police are investigating this as an industrial accident.

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