Natural Resources


Date: April 28, 1984

Location: Springdale

Easting: 568000

Northing: 5484000

Latitude: 49° 30' 00" N

Longitude: 56° 04' 00" W

Fatalities: 1

Injuries: 0

Source: Rockfall containment measures at Springdale, Newfoundland. By R.D. Boyd Nor'wester, May 2, 1984

Early in 1984 a tragedy occurred when a visiting 16 year old boy (Jeffery James Cull of Carmanville) was killed while climbing on the slope face. He was crushed when a large (1m) block (2000 lbs) detached from the face and pinned him into a crevice. Before this report rockfalls (1-2m in size) have occurred once every one or two years. Smaller blocks have fallen much more frequently. Wooden fence posts have been broken and blocks have landed in back yards. A search and rescue helicopter lifted the boulder from the slope before it caused further damage.

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