Two men roll truck, escape injury in Havelock

Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM.

Trader Construction Company owns the property, called the Davis Pit. Lonnie Dow, part of the management team for the company, said they have had past problems keeping people from riding around at the mine.

“The various security measures seem to get put up and torn down, put up and torn down,” Dow said.

Martin Cieszko, owner of the Cieszko Construction Company Whitehall Borrow Pit, which is down the same dirt road and adjacent to the Davis Pit, said he has encountered joy riders and has also taken measures to keep them out.

“My part is fenced off and locked with a gate,” Cieszko said. “I do my best to discourage people from going down there because it’s dangerous.

“For liability purposes, I discourage people from riding off-road vehicles or bikes back there. Mine is all posted. I try to really hard to keep people off mine.”

Dow said people have taken the company’s chains away from the entrances to the mine.

“They actually go as far as to not only cut them, but actually remove them like they weren’t even there. It’s one incident after the other,” Dow said.

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