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“It was a sheer disbelief. It was a thought of how a company could be so negligent that they would put the residents of this community at risk,” says Berry.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A Franklin neighborhood is safe after large rocks falling from the sky, crashed through homes and into yards.

“This is unbelievable. Like how does something like this happen?” thought homeowner Stanley Berry after seeing his guest bedroom with a massive hole in the roof and ceiling.

Berry says the blast happened just before noon Thursday as he was downstairs. He thought the sheetrock falling just from the seismic activity but then saw the large rock, split into three pieces across the room.

“It was a sheer disbelief. It was a thought of how a company could be so negligent that they would put the residents of this community at risk,” says Berry.

He describes his development as very active, with kids outside playing and people walking their dogs. So he knows everyone in the area is lucky the rocks fell in the spots they did. “It absolutely would have killed someone and you know the bigger piece of this too is not only the damage to these homes, because the homes can be fixed, [it’s] that it seems like there’s a disregard for the lives they put at risk.”

Berry says after the rock hit the Lockwood Glen Neighborhood, “original conversations were that, you know, there was negligence in regard to where they placed the blast mat.”

Then he reached out to the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the State Fire Marshal’s office, who were able to confirm “they did not use blast mats on the shot.”

“How do you not put a blast mat down when you detonate a charge? If they’ve had that kind

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