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May 10, 2021

Island Quarry tragedy

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This latest story regarding the death of a swimmer at the Island Quarry doesn’t sound like it was due to jumping, however I think the Island Quarry should put up a sign that lists dates and types of accidents that have occurred at this site rather than having a generic sign about the risk of jumping.

Having a new sign like this would personalise what’s happening and would provide an awareness of how regularly accidents happen, rather than providing just a vague notion of risk that the generic sign provides. Perhaps people may actually stop and think first.

M Jones, Ewingsdale


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Brendan Vickery’s family had requested to put a memorial which included warnings about the Quarry at their own cost but Island Quarry Trust refused and wanted a In memory plaque places out of the public eye

  2. Island Quarry was cleared of fencing and signage prior to Brendan Vickery’s death in preparation for the safety fence being erected

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