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Don’t Swim in Quarries
July 18, 2013 |

Hot weather often lures people into taking a swim in an abandon quarry. That’s not a safe thing to do. In the past few weeks, four people have drowned in quarries in the UK.

In the United States, swimming and other accidents claim 20 to 30 lives in quarries each year.

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