Man killed in quarry accident in eastern Iowa

Entry gate to Wendling Quarries near Garrison. Photo: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 (Brian Tabick/KCRG)
Entry gate to Wendling Quarries near Garrison. Photo: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 (Brian Tabick/KCRG)(KWQC)
Published: Jan. 8, 2020 at 7:29 PM CST
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A man was killed in an accident at a Benton County, Iowa quarry, according to law enforcement.

At around 1:17 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the Benton County Sheriff's Office and other emergency responders were sent to a report of an employee trapped in a rock bin at Wendling Quarries, located just southeast of Garrison.

Officials said that a 30-year-old male from Vinton was killed due to the accident. His name was not yet released.

Garrison Fire and first responders, the Vinton Fire Department, North Benton Ambulance, Lifeguard, and the Benton County Medical Examiner assisted in the emergency response.

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