BROOKSVILLE, FL – On Friday, December 3, 2021, just after 9 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies along with Hernando County Fire Emergency Services were dispatched to the Cemex Brooksville Aggregates Quarry, located at 11430 Camp Mine Road in Brooksville regarding a work related accident; callers told 9-1-1 operators a man had been injured while working in the mine.
A preliminary investigation reveals an adult male victim was performing work in the “pit” with the use of heavy machinery. For unknown reasons, the victim became entangled within the equipment. Mine workers worked diligently to separate the victim from the equipment and once the victim was free, workers provided first aid.
Upon arrival of Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services, the victim was pronounced deceased. Detectives are currently conducting a death investigation. As of noon, the Medical Examiner and the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) were in route to conduct their own investigations.