Chris Melton died on June 18, 2014, during an accident at the Hanson Brewer sand quarry in Jefferson, S.C. He was a supervisor trying to help contract workers fix a broken pump. His death is among a rise in mining deaths that have caught federal regulators’ attention.
Chris Melton died on June 18, 2014, during an accident at the Hanson Brewer sand quarry in Jefferson, S.C. He was a supervisor trying to help contract workers fix a broken pump. His death is among a rise in mining deaths that have caught federal regulators’ attention. Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
Chris Melton died on June 18, 2014, during an accident at the Hanson Brewer sand quarry in Jefferson, S.C. He was a supervisor trying to help contract workers fix a broken pump. His death is among a rise in mining deaths that have caught federal regulators’ attention. Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

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