Rescuers search for two buried in landslide at Quebec quarry

By |  January 31, 2013

A landslide at the Maskimo quarry in L’Epiphanie, Quebec, Canada (near Montreal) buried two workers on Tuesday, and the search for them continues. The Gazette, a Montreal newspaper, reports that about 60 people are working to locate the missing man and woman. A third worker managed to jump free of his vehicle during the landslide and was rescued by helicopter.

According to The Gazette, the workers were each operating haul trucks at the sand-and-gravel operation when a 100-yd. crater opened under them, and they were swept away. It is believed the female driver was still in the cab of her hauler at the base of the quarry. The cab of the missing male was found empty Tuesday afternoon, the newspaper said.

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Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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