Authorities release name of worker killed in quarry accident

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Authorities have released the name of a worker killed in an accident at an eastern Iowa rock quarry.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office identified him as 30-year-old Michael Lee Griffith, who lived in Vinton. First responders were sent around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday to Wendling Quarries, just southeast of Garrison. They found Griffith had been trapped in a rock bin and had already died.

Details about what happened haven’t been released. The accident is being investigated.

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