Citations Issued for Errant Blast at Maine Quarry

December 30, 2011

Federal officials have cited a Maine quarry owner and a blasting company for safety violations stemming from an errant blast that sent debris flying and pelted nearby homes with rocks.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration tells the Bangor Daily News it has issued citations to quarry owner John Goodwin Jr. and David Eastman, owner of Northern Drilling and Blasting, for failing to provide ample warning to neighbors before the Nov. 17 blast at a quarry in Tremont on Mount Desert Island.

The mine safety administration also issued other citations to Goodwin, Eastman and two foremen at the quarry for safety violations for general conditions and operating procedures at the quarry.

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