Vulcan Materials Denies Man's Accusations

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A dispute between a Colbert County man and the corporation located across the road from his home continues.

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Cassie

Florence, AL

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#22
Apr 1, 2011
 
We have lived in Cherokee since 2004 and had no idea from the people we bought from the explosions happened here, we are close to the school and felt alot of tremors and heard blasting. We were freaked out because we never felt this before. Our family has felt this as well if they were over when it was happening. The windows shake and our whole house trembles. The brick on the house cracks because of this, the walls gets cracked to. It has not gone as far as knock pictures off the wall but we had to fix our door which would jam after a big explosion. This has gotten better. This used to happen one or two times a month, now it hardly happens anymore, maybe once or twice a year.
Mr Kents Grandson

Muscle Shoals, AL

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#23
Dec 27, 2011
 
I have been to his house several times in my life and NEVER seen cracks or holes or any structural damage. Then I turned 6 and Vulcan started blasting rocks. I then started to see cracks form. Then When I turned 8 I noticed severe structural damage. I am now 12 and see over severe damage and getting worse. My Grandfather lives closer than one mile that's what Vulcan was lying about. I have spent the night and witnessed the blasting myself. BOOM SHAKE. And trust me it shakes for a while. (About A Minute.)
Shakey

Toney, AL

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#24
Jan 4, 2012
 
Just take a trip around the surrounding subdivisions. Most of the brick homes have visual damage. I grew up in a house not far from a Rock Crusher. Doors, foundations,bricks and driveways were damaged. And as far as feeling the tremors I witnessed many of these as a kid. I say pay the man. You damaged it you are liable. I don't blame dude for raising hell
AnYoNoMuS

Florence, AL

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#25
Aug 8, 2012
 
VuLcAn DoEsNt CaUsE sTuFf ThAt SeRiOuS . sO It BlAsTs StUfF . wHo CaReS ? iTs NoT tRuE .
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United States

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Mar 10, 2013
 
If houses built in the area prior to Vulcan quarrying are truly having movement during blasts (and the movement can be proven) then Vulcan is responsible for that damage. On the other hand, houses were built in the area after Vulcan arrived. Vulcan should not be responsible for those houses. I bought a house built on clay in MS and it eventually showed structural cracks. There was no blasting within a five county area of my house. The house was checked and proved to be well built. The problem: clay soil is volatile. If I had done more research, I would have realized the risk I was taking. Other homes in the area had some of the same issues. We could not blame a nearby company and expect them to pay for our mistakes.
Irritated

Florence, AL

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#27
Apr 23, 2013
 
Im sure the ppl of oklahoma would compare the loss of loved one to this guys house problems hes ann ass for even comparin it with mcvays name

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