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DOL/MSHA News Release No. 02-69
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone: (703) 235-1452

Released Friday, April 26, 2002

Media Advisory
"Stay Out-Stay Alive" National Public Safety Campaign Comes to Macon

Every year, dozens of children and adults are seriously injured or killed in recreational accidents on mine property. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration launched "Stay Out-Stay Alive," a national public safety campaign, four years ago to warn youngsters about the dangers of playing at active and abandoned mine sites.

On Tuesday, April 30, Assistant Secretary of Labor Dave D. Lauriski will talk to students at the Springdale Elementary School in Macon about these hazards. Last April, a 17-year-old boy drowned at a kaolin mine in Wilkinson Co., where he was swimming with friends. Mr. Lauriski will be joined by Macon Mayor C. Jack Ellis, Georgia State Representative Robert A.B. Reichert and members of the Georgia Mining Association.

WHAT: "Stay Out-Stay Alive" National Public Safety Campaign Kickoff
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
10:30-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Springdale Elementary School
4965 Northside Drive
Macon, Ga.
(478) 471-5419
CONTACT: Amy Louviere
(703) 235-1452 (office)
(571) 213-9149(cellular)