2 Genstar employees drown, another hurt, when boat capsizes

April 18, 1996|By Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki | Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF

Two Genstar Corp. employees drowned and a third was injured yesterday when the 15-foot boat they were in capsized at company-owned limestone quarry in Chase, said a spokesman for Baltimore County Fire Department.

Herman Gunther, 42, of the 300 block of Maple Ave. in Essex and Charles Puzak, 59, of the 2500 block of Franklinville Road in Joppatowne were dead at the scene of the 11: 30 a.m. accident, said Battalion Chief Mark F. Hubbard.

Joseph Kozlowski, 29, of the 4000 block of Sherry Lynn Drive in Abingdon was treated at Franklin Square Hospital Center and released, Chief Hubbard said.

He said the men were on their way to repair a dredge used to scoop sand from the quarry or were returning to a pier after repairing it when their craft, for an unknown reason, capsized in waters off the 300 block of Earls Road in Chase.

Mr. Puzak's body was recovered by divers from Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Team more than an hour later. Mr. Gunther, who already was dead, was pulled to shore by Mr. Kozlowski, a source said.

Pub Date: 4/18/96

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