Archive for Sunday, October 17, 2010

Topeka man dies in accident at Hamm Quarry

October 17, 2010


A 52-year-old Topeka man was killed while working on a conveyor system at Hamm Quarry, 16920 3rd St., sometime before 8:14 a.m. Saturday.

William Oaks was working on a conveyor system when it started up and Oaks was injured, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Jefferson County emergency crews and LifeStar responded to the accident, but Oaks died on scene.


Jude30 5 years, 1 month ago

MSHA actually. Mine Safety Health Association.

setemup 5 years, 1 month ago

This happened Friday night around 8:30 p.m. give or take 30 mins.

wmathews 5 years, 1 month ago

The information we received from Jefferson County only says the incident occurred sometime before 8:14 a.m. Saturday, but we're working to find out more about what happened. If you have information, you can share it with us at or by sending me a message through the site.

Whitney Mathews Online Editor

overthemoon 5 years, 1 month ago

inured- past participle, past tense of in·ure (Verb) 1. Accustom (someone) to something, esp. something unpleasant.

Well, I suppose this could be an accurate statement.

volunteer 5 years, 1 month ago

Good for overthemoon and cheeseburger.

Everyone else has to be "accountable" in the workplace, so might as well shine the spotlight on our dear old online newspaper.

On the other is cool that the LJWorld doesn't "disappear" the comments that point out flaws.

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