Company Cited For Fly Rock Violation

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

People on Dallie Drive say it's only a matter of time before someone is hurt or killed.

Tuesday state officials cited the Bizzack company for a fly rock violation Monday night that blocked the road, but residents say they won't rest until they're safe.

Robert Ashworth is used to the nearby construction blasting, but he wasn't prepared for Monday night's blast. “It really rocked us!”

Rocks, mud, and other debris covered Dallie Drive, blocking the road and even fly rock flew into his and his neighbor's yards.

The Bizzack construction company is blasting to make room to widen Route 7.

Ashworth says he supports the project but is worried for his safety and health.

State Office of Mine Safety and Licensing officials cited Bizzack for a fly rock violation and fined them 25-hundred dollars.

Bizzack representatives say they don't want to comment on Monday's blast and damage until they investigate it themselves.

However, state officials said Bizzack representatives told them they would make changes to the blasting.

State officials say Bizzack has 15 days to appeal the citation or 60 days to pay it.

Bizzack company officials say they will investigate themselves what caused the alleged dangerous blast.

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