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Date: June 15, 1975

Location: Francois

Easting: 519000

Northing: 5269500

Latitude: 47° 35' 00" N

Longitude: 56° 45' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: Dept of Mines and Energy file # 720:02 by D.G. Vanderveer

A geologist was asked to assess the situation and make recommendations concerning the slope stability and hazards caused by falling rock behind the residence of Ronald Dunford of Francois. In the past homes had been struck by large stones on at least three ocassions. In the Spring of 1973 a large stone tore off the power metre and knocked a large hole in the skirting around the footing of the house. A second stone struck the the northwest corner damaging the outside corner of the bedroom. In June or July 1973 a home was struck on the skirting dislodging one of the concrete shores.

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