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Recent blasting fatalities in metal and nonmetal mining.
Pit Quarry 1975 Jun; 67(12):85-87
After years of excellent blasting safety records, the metal-nonmetal industry suffered 10 fatalities in 15 months from May 1973 to August 1974. Each of these accidents involved a violation of recommended safety practices and could easily have been avoided. The events causing each accident are summarized and preventive measures are recommended.
Mining; Metal mining; Nonmetal mining; Blasting; Fatalities; Miners; Accidents; Accident analysis; Injury prevention; Accident prevention; Recommendations
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Pit & Quarry
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division