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June 14, 2017

FW: RUTLAND BARRACKS / EXPLOSIVES

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B403140

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Steven Schutt                                                                      

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: June 14, 2017; approximately 0924 hours

LOCATION: 882 Quarry Road, Danby

VIOLATION: None

 

VICTIM: Kenneth Williams

AGE: 51

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Granville, New York

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

At 9:24 AM troopers from the Rutland Barracks were notified of an accident at VT Quarries in Danby, Vermont involving explosives.  An employee of the marble quarry had been attempting to dispose of blasting caps when an explosion occurred, injuring the employee in the face.  The individual was wearing safety goggles at the time.  Kenneth Williams, 51, of Granville, New York, was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

 

After the incident a number of unexploded blasting caps remained, and at 0958 hours the scene was secured and the Vermont State Police Bomb Squad was activated to dispose of the leftover explosives.  This was completed at 1630 hours. 

 

This incident occurred in a secluded location, and at no time was there a public safety risk.  No roads were closed as the incident took place on the property of the Quarry.  No other injuries occurred as a result of the explosion.  The US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene and advised a penalty would been issued against VT Quarry for improper disposal/possession of explosives without a permit, advising the manufacturer of the blasting caps should have been contacted for removal and proper disposal of the blasting caps. A second penalty would be issued by the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration for failure to train. Williams was not trained to dispose of the explosives.

 

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: None

COURT DATE/TIME: None

           

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Trooper Steven Schutt & K9 Achilles

124 State Place

Rutland Town, VT. 05701

Troop B Rutland

Steven.schutt@vermont.gov