Wednesday, June 20, 2012

'Sizeable blast' planned in Seymour Thursday

SEYMOUR - Haynes Construction Co. anticipates conducting a sizable blast at it quarry at 600 Derby Ave., at about 1 p.m. Thursday.
This involves the temporary closing of Route 8, both sides, for maybe several minutes. This is being done as a pro-active step in case fly rock lands on Route 8.
This action will involve the State Police, state Department of Transportation, Seymour Police Department, Seymour  Fire Marshal’s Office, Haynes Construction Co. and Blastech Drilling and Blasting Co.. Haynes will be notifying the immediate neighbors surrounding the quarry by e-mail and phone over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Tthe town is taking pro-active steps to ensure the safety of the general public and property. The state’s Blasting Regulations are being strictly enforced by the fire marshal's office. Seismic monitoring devices will be used as they always have been in the past. If anybody calls with questions or concerns after the blasting, please forward them to the fire marshal.

Haynes anticipates this type of blasting to occur at the quarry periodically.

The above information is from a post on Seymour's Facebook Page by Seymour Fire Marshal Paul Wetowitz.

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