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Crane Accident Leaves One Person Dead in Oglethorpe County, Georgia

May 16, 2019

OGLETHORPE COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at, a crane accident left one person dead in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Investigators say that the accident happened at a quarry. The cause of the accident is not yet known, and the victim has not been identified.*

The incident took place in the late morning on Monday, May 13, at a rock quarry in Oglethorpe County, according to the county coroner’s office. WYFF and officials say that a call about the accident was reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. that day, and responders went to the scene at Millstone Quarry located on Allgood Road. 

WYFF reports that responders arrived to find that one person had been killed in a crane accident. Oglethorpe County Coroner Howard Sanders said that the crane was on a ledge above the quarry, and it fell into the quarry below. Sanders said the victim was struck during the incident. 

The victim’s name has not been released at this time, as family has not yet been notified, according to the report. WYFF reports that no one else sustained injuries in the accident. 

Millstone Quarry is a stone mine that is in active status and is located by Lexington, Georgia. It is unclear at this time what led to the crane falling off the ledge. The report does not say why the crane was at that location or what events took place prior to the accident. 

Investigation into the incident is ongoing, and at the time of the WYFF report’s publishing online, no further information had been released. 

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