As per the 1950 SUNDAY INDEPENDANT NEWS , of Luzerne County newspaper report above: " In the center photo,Mrs. Albert Verosky, Snyder street, points to the hole in the ceiling of the second floor by a boulder thrown with great violence by a stripping blast 1,000 feet away.
The force of the rock was sufficient to send it first through the roof and then through the ceiling.
At right Mrs. Verosky shows the size of the rock which did the damage and threatened life and limb. Despite its size it was tossed like a pebble by the explosion.
Police said some of the rocks weighed as much as 100 pounds."