Boulder crushes man's Utah home

Sunday, October 21, 2001

ROCKVILLE, Utah -- A man who lives near a cliff got a rude awakening when a five-ton boulder made a beeline for his house.

Jack Burns, 44, was asleep in his bedroom when the boulder broke loose from the cliff Thursday morning. It crushed his bathroom and living room and leveled a bedroom wall, leaving Burns only a narrow path to escape.

Burns said the home is insured, but there are 15 exceptions in the policy. The policy does, however, cover falling objects.

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