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Securing the Blast Site to Prevent Blasting Related Injuries: Blasting Safety - Revisiting Site Security7/1/2005 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article examines the factors related to injuries due to inadequate blasting shelters and blast area security, and identifies mitigation techniques.
Discusses several flyrock injury incidents at surface mines and construction sites and describes some injury mitigation techniques.
This paper discusses elements of a stray gas investigation and the analyses necessary to identify the source of a stray gas.
A general overview of the blasting and CO monitoring of a highway construction project is presented and discussed. The use and effectiveness of residential type CO monitors and multi-gas monitors are discussed.
A detailed description of blasting-related carbon monoxide migration from a construction site into nearby residential homes.
1/1/2004 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper describes several fatal injury case studies, analyzes causative factors, and emphasizes preventive measures.
2/1/2003 - Conference papersReport on NIOSH studies using a 12-foot diameter sphere to identify key factors that may enhance the levels of CO associated with the detonation of several commercial trenching explosives.
A Summary of Fatal Accidents Due to Flyrock and Lack of Blast Area Security in Surface Mining, 1989 to 19992/1/2002 - Conference papersThis paper summarizes flyrock and blast area security fatalities from 1989-1999, examining causative factors. Accident data indicates that flyrock and lack of blast area security were primary causes of blasting related injuries in surface mining.
2/1/2002 - Conference papersReport on a NIOSH study to identify factors that may contribute to nitrogen oxides (NOx) production associated with non-ideal detonation of blasting agents.
2/1/2001 - Conference papersA compilation of the primary causes of flyrock in surface mining blasting operations and reasons a safe blast area was not secured.