Riverdale residents get dangerous surprise when debris flies onto property
It was a scary afternoon for a couple of families in Riverdale when flying rocks showered down on part of their neighborhood. New Jersey developer DR Horton is clearing the way for 558 condominiums on 40 acres in the residential area. Blasting at a nearby construction site sent several rocks onto a house and barely missed at least one person working in a yard. Riverdales mayor says they warned the developer that they've had problems with flying rocks, but the law says protective blasting mats are not required if homes are more than 200 feet away. For now, the town has halted all blasting until things can be worked out. Management at DR Horton was unavailable for comment. The mayor says the state plans to fine the developer, the contractor and the blaster for failing to contain the flying debris.