If at first you don’t succeed…

Mine implosion fails to drop structure.

A planned demolition at the site that was once home to the Cassidy Lake potash mine did not go as planned Saturday morning.

The demolition began at 8 am and after the primary detonation occurred, the structure was still standing.

CBC News has learned the blast was supposed to be one of several designed to take the structure down.

The demolition was not successful because the stilts supporting the building failed to break and prevented the building from tipping over and collapsing.

The company responsible for the demolition says half of the blasting caps activated, but there was a problem with the other half of the explosives.

Another demolition attempt today is not likely because authorities must give appropriate notice to the public.

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