Authorities Release Name of Worker Killed in Quarry Accident

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GARRISON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a worker killed in an accident at an eastern Iowa rock quarry.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Michael Lee Griffith, 30, who lived in Vinton.

First responders were sent around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to Wendling Quarries, just southeast of Garrison. They found Griffith had been trapped in a rock bin and had already died.

Details about what happened haven’t been released. The accident is being investigated.

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