incident at Unidentified Cave

Publication
ACA 1973 page 7
Date
24th Mar 1973
Cave
Unidentified Cave
State
Alabama
County
Unknown
Country
USA
Category
Caving
Incident type
Rockfall
Primary cause
Collapse
Secondary cause
Group type
Military
Group size
Unknown
Aid type
Body recovery
Source
Unknown
Incident flags
     
Data status
Complete

Injured cavers

Name Age Sex Injuries Injured areas
Brown, Randall L. 20 Male Death Not recorded

Incident report

Army Private Randall L. Brown (20) was killed by a cave-in of dirt while exploring a cave near Fort Rucker. A companion, Private Daniel A. Harvey, tried unsuccessfully to rescue him before a rescue team removed the body two hours later.

Incident analysis

The newspaper article gave no description of the cave. An accident like this would be more likely to occur in a mine shaft than a limestone cave.

References

Anon. (1973) "Services Set for Tulsa GI Killed in Cave-In." Tulsa World.

This record was last updated on 19th Nov 2023 at 23:33 UTC.