Area man killed in quarry ac­ci­dent

The Boyertown Area Times - - FRONT PAGE - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

ROBE­SON TWP. » A Boy­er­town area man was killed early Thursday morn­ing, Aug. 23, in an in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent at a quarry near Birds­boro.

The Berks County Coro­ner’s of­fice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as 29-year-old Brent Cos­ner from Cole­brook­dale Town­ship.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, au­thor­i­ties were called to the scene shortly be­fore mid­night Wed­nes­day, Aug. 22, af­ter Cos­ner be­came stuck in a piece of ma­chin­ery at the H&K Quarry, owned by Birds­boro Ma­te­ri­als, at 1267 Hay­creek Road.

The worker re­port­edly be­came trapped in a con­veyer belt about 50 feet off the ground. He died be­fore res­cue work­ers could reach him.

Au­thor­i­ties did not give an ex­act cause of death but said an au­topsy was sched­uled to be per­formed.

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