Natural Resources

Rockfalls

Date: July 15, 1975

Location: Springdale

Easting: 568000

Northing: 5484000

Latitude: 49° 30' 00" N

Longitude: 56° 04' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Department of Mines and Energy File #720:03 by Doug Vanderveer, Slope Stability Investigation at Springdale.

"The problem area is situated at the rear of Taylor's subdivision, and at the end of Spencers Lane. A row of houses have been built at the base of a 200 foot rock face. The first rockfall occurred in July 1975, and consisted of a large boulder that broke free from the cliff face and tumbled down the hillside. The rock stopped just short of a house under construction, no injuries or damage was reported. A second rockfall occurred in January 1976, when a large piece of rock broke free and split into two fragments. One piece bounced over a small embankment and landed on the corner of a pickup truck causing damage to the body. The other fragment struck a house approx. four feet of the ground, after bouncing 60 feet through the air, again no injuries were reported."

 
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