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Metal and nonmetal mine blasting accidents during 1975-76.

Authors
Dick-RA; Gill-JG
Source
Min Eng 1977 Nov; 29(11):36-39
NIOSHTIC No.
10001712
Abstract
A series of 41 blasting accidents that caused 8 fatalities and 37 injuries in metal and nonmetal mines during 1975-76 were analyzed. The three leading causes of accidents were improper safety fuse blasting procedures, drilling into bootlegs or misfires, and improper shot guarding or inadequate cover taken by the blasting crew. The article is based on Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration (MESA) accident reports. The accidents are categorized and described briefly. Violations of MESA regulations that led to the accidents are covered and corrective measures are recommended.
CODEN
MIENAB
Publication Date
19771101
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 103-77
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0026-5187
NIOSH Division
TCRC
Source Name
Mining Engineering
State
MN
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