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English quarry workers nearly processed this World War II rocket (PHOTO)
Posted By Wayne Grayson On September 24, 2013 @ 1:12 pm In Construction News | No Comments
On Monday, Quarry workers discovered a World War II rocket at the Welcome Pit quarry in Burgh Castle, England, according to our sister site Aggregates Manager .
The discovery of the rocket likely sent chills up the spines of the quarry workers who found it. The 2-foot-long rocket shell was found mixed in with material about to be processed by Folkes Plant and Aggregates Ltd.
The rocket was found around 8 a.m. Monday and was disposed of by 3 p.m. A bomb squad from the Royal Air Force disposed of the shell in a controlled explosion. The shell was said to have around 60 pounds of explosive in it and created a pretty big blast when it was detonated.
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