Pennsylvania quarry ordered to stop blasting

(Pennsylvania)  —  Following a March 19 flyrock incident, the M & M Stone/Harleysville Materials quarry has been ordered to cease blasting.

“The investigation revealed that a rock(s) were ejected upwards and outwards from the body of the shot which traveled approx. 381 feet to the resting place,” a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Explosives Inspection Report on the incident notes.

The Reporter notes that there were no reports of injuries or property damage.

The operator must submit a corrective action plan and receive DEP approval before it resumes blasting.

By: Therese Dunphy


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