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Search for second body continues at gravel pit

Mike Davis, supervisor with the Mine Safety and Health Administration, briefed the press this afternoon on progress of the recovery effort at Green Brothers Gravel Pit in Copiah County. Davis explained that Green Brothers has secured the services of cadaver dogs, which are currently being utilized in the search for the body of a second worker that went missing when the pit suffered a catastrophic collapse last Friday.

Davis said that crews are working in 1 million cubic feet of watery slush to locate the worker’s body, and that progress is being made bit by bit.

Dredging equipment is on site to be used if the cadaver dogs are unsuccessful, he added.

The recovery operation is in its eighth day.  The body of Dee Hemphill was recovered earlier this week.

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