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 Donald “Tony” Vicchrilli

Donald “Tony” Vicchrilli

Death 20 Jul 1966 (aged 56)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 10 105 3
Memorial ID 57547 · View Source
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KCC Worker,
56, Killed
At Copperton

Special to The Tribune
COPPERTON — A Kennecott Copper Corp. employee was killed Wednesday at 7:55 a.m. when a coupling on a water line burst and a stream of high pressure knocked him into a trough near the company's Precipitation Plant just west of Copperton.

Dead on arrival at a Salt Lake hospital Where he was taken in a Kennecott ambulance was Donald Vicchrilli, 56, 1100 W. 9000 South, West Jordan.

Working With Crew

Mr. Vicchrilli, a water service truck driver, was working with a repair crew on a six-inch water line which carries the water to the top of the overburden dumps, when the coupling broke.

The water is pumped under pressure and allowed to "percolate" down through the dumps where it picks up the minute particles of copper.

Goes Into Troughs

The water then flows into troughs, known as launders, where the copper is recovered.

Mr. Vicchrilli was knocked about 14 feet into one of the launders where he struck his head. He was pulled immediately from the launder by fellow workman.

Source- The Salt Lake Tribune, July 21, 1966




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald “Tony” Vicchrilli (13 Jun 1910–20 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57547, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .