Public Safety

Vinton man killed in quarry accident

A Vinton man died in an accident Wednesday at a quarry near Garrison.

Michael L. Griffith, 30, died from being trapped in a rock bin at the Wendling Quarry, located just outside Garrison, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.

The accident happened around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Responding to the accident were the Garrison Fire and First Responders, Vinton Fire Department, North Benton Ambulance, Lifeguard, the Benton County medical examiner and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments: (319) 339-3157; erin.jordan@thegazette.com

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.