- Associated Press - Thursday, January 14, 2016

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Federal regulators have issued a citation against Luck Stone quarry for a silo collapse last year that killed a worker.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Potter of Front Royal was crushed after the silo filled with 500 tons of debris collapsed at the Loudoun County quarry in August.

WRC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Roj8nV ) that an investigation by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration found that corroded parts in the silo contributed to the collapse.

The report also found and that Luck Stone ignored a 2012 inspection report identifying problems with the silo.

Luck Stone said it would have taken corrective steps if it thought a failure could occur.



An MSHA spokeswoman said the agency is still determining what kind of fine might be imposed.

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Information from: WRC-TV, https://nbcwashington.com

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