Flyrock takes flight in quarry blast-off

SEVEN people narrowly escaped being injured by flyrock sent hurtling through the air during a routine overburden blast at a quarry in New South Wales last year, the New South Wales Resources Regulator has revealed.

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One of the light vehicles damaged by flyrock. Photograph obtained from video footage supplied to the NSW Resources Regulator.

The flyrock struck and damaged three light vehicles parked in the designated blast exclusion zone 300m to 340m from the blast site.