September 23, 2013
Quarry workers discovered a World War II rocket this week at a site in Burgh Castle, England, according to a report from the Eastern Daily Press (EDP).
Kevin Lee, manager of Folkes Plant and Aggregates Ltd, the company that runs the Welcome Pit quarry where the rocket was found, told EDP the nearly 2-foot-long rocket shell was mixed in with material that was to be processed.
The rocket was found around 8 a.m., and a bomb squad had detonated it by 3 p.m.
Lee told EDP the bomb squad isolated one part of the quarry to carry out a controlled explosion.
“It was a fairly big explosion when they detonated it and the bomb man said it had about 60lbs of explosive in it,” Lee said.