Investigation continues
Blasting expected to resume soon

by Jennifer Pritchett
Northern News Services

NNSL (May 23/97) - RCMP and the Mine Health and Safety Unit are still investigating the blasting accident that sent rocks flying into the homes of Frame Lake South residents recently.

Clay Timber, owner of Northern Dynamic Drilling and Blasting, said he hasn't heard if there will be charges laid against him in the incident.

He expects to hear in a few days. Blasting could resume in the area as soon as Timber finds out the results of the investigation.

"If I'm not out there, someone else will," he said. "Someone from my company will be."

Timberg said the initial investigation revealed that the rocks escaped because of improperly placed mats. He also took full responsibility for the mishap.

The company was two blasts away from finishing the Diamond Pointe condominium project. It was scheduled to be finished on the day of the accident, May 10.

The city has revoked the blasting permit for Northern Dynamic Drilling and Blasting pending completion of the investigation.