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October 27, 2017 6:41 pm

Mines Inspector To Visit Blast Site

Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, B.C.- An Inspector from the Ministry of Mines will be visiting a Prince George gravel pit today,  as part of the investigation into  the blast that  rocked  the North Nechako area earlier this week.

Around 8:30 in the evening of Monday , February 27th,  residents  along the north  side of the Nechako River reported  an explosion  that  rattled  their homes.

Emergency crews rushed to Otway Road  in an effort to respond  to what they  thought was  an emergency, but  after an hour and a half of looking for a  source,  it was confirmed the blast had come from  a controlled blast  at a quarry operation.

The Ministry of  Mines says it will have an Inspector on site today  at Pat’s Pit,  where the blast occurred. The Inspector will be conducting interviews in addition to examining the site.

At this  point there is no word on what action,  if any,  will be taken to prevent a similar occurrence from  happening  again.



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