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Safeguarding of Blast-affected Areas.

Authors
D'andrea-DV; Bennett-J
Source
Proc Soc Explos Eng 10th Annu Conf Lake Buena Vista Florida 1984 Jan; :20 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004049
Abstract
A recent Bureau of Mines analysis has shown that failure of blast area security systems is the major cause of mine blasting accidents. Accidents occur during scheduled blasting because of failure to clear the blast zone, inadequate guarding and failure of personnel to follow instructions, retreat to a safe location, and/or failure to take adequate cover. The high incidence of blast-site security- related accidents could be considerably reduced by increased attention to improving minesite blast-guarding practices. Mining and Marketing Associates, Inc., conducted research under contract to the Bureau of Mines to determine the state-of-the-art of blast area guarding and to recommend safe procedures and areas deserving of future research. This paper is a summary of that research. Case studies of current blast area guarding practices at two surface and three underground mines are presented; practices at these five mines are considered to be much safer than those generally found in the industry.
Publication Date
19840101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 97-84
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
Proc. Soc. Explos. Eng. 10th Annu. Conf. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 1984, PP.100-119
State
FL;
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