Stay Out, Stay Alive
- Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:56
- Written by Mark Kuhar
May 31, 2016 – Each year, dozens of people are injured or killed while exploring or playing on active and abandoned mine property. Records show that about 30 members of the public lose their lives at mines each year; more than 60 percent due to drowning while swimming, diving, partying, boating or fishing in quarry lakes. Others are killed in motorcycle, ATV and SUV accidents, and others in falls from highwalls or down shafts. As many as four people have perished in a single event. The ages of victims range from two to 85 years old, but the greatest percentage are teenagers and those in their 20s.