Blasting operations on any mining site carry inherent risks that demand close attention during both the planning and execution stages.
Back in December 2017, three miners were injured at a basalt surface mine when explosives detonated prematurely without any warning.
The miners were located 130 yards away from the blast, but were nevertheless struck with flying debris that resulted in their injuries.
As a result, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert with recommendations on how to best avoid flyrock accidents like these.
This CORESafety infographic explains these recommendations and is available to be shared with your miners:
- On April 14, 2023