Natural Resources


Date: November 14, 1954

Location: Corner Brook

Easting: 430000

Northing: 5422000

Latitude: 48° 58' 00" N

Longitude: 57° 57' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

: Western Star November 15, 1954

Bob French and Harry Phillips escaped being buried alive when a landslide occurred at the rear of the Thorne Building on Buckles Valley Road, at the top of Buckles Hill. The men were investigating a water leak at the rear of the building when several tons of gravel broke away from the bank and cascaded down Buckles Valley Road, sweeping away a power line, 20 feet of boardwalk, an Avalon Telephone shack and carried away the verandah of the Beson Home. It was thought that water lines froze and then burst; and the resulting seepage under the hillside undermined it and bought about the slide.

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