Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quarry Blast Showers Suburban Halifax Apartment Building with Rocks

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quarry Blast Showers Suburban Halifax Apartment Building with Rocks

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Quarry blast showers apartments with rocks

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HALIFAX - Blasting at a Halifax-area quarry is on hold while labour officials investigate a mishap that showered a nearby apartment building with rocks.

No injuries were reported Monday afternoon but the apartment building -- which is across a major highway from the quarry -- was damaged, a spokeswoman for the provincial Labour Department said Friday.

Photos in local media showed a broken window and at least one hole in the roof of the building, located in the Clayton Park neighbourhood.

"It is too early in the investigation to know the full extent of the property damage," said spokeswoman Lisa Jarrett.

She said her department has issued a stop-work order as occupational health and safety officers investigate what she called a "blasting incident. …

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