Resources for teenagers
While the Play Safe campaign has been largely successful with
younger age groups in the past, teenagers remain a major safety
concern to the quarrying industry. Incidents from recent years
|A 13-year-old boy who was buried alive
when the tunnel he and friends were digging into a sand stockpile
on a marine aggregate wharf in south Wales collapsed.
|A 17-year-old boy drowned in a disused
quarry lake in Somerset after apparently diving from a cliff
| A 14-year-old girl broke an arm and leg
when she fell down a cliff face at a quarry in the West Midlands
after horseplay with friends.
A 999-style reconstruction video is available of the accident
in the West Midlands. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to order a copy.
An innovative new schools programme has been launched, which
helps quarries and their local schools work together to tackle
teenage trespass. The programme links with Citizenship in the
National Curriculum. Click
here to find out more.