2008-07-22 No One Injuried in Blasting

Safety Alert Type: 
Worksites
Location: 
191-56 Windy Judson
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-07-22
Company Name: 
Leaverite Drilling and Blasting
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Layout crew entered blasting zone without first contacting blasters. Blasters were unaware of layout crew’s presence in blasting zone. Layout crew walked through tree line before contacting blasters and proceeded through brush around behind blasting crew to back of road heading. The layout crew then walked back out on the road heading and emerged on blast site. Had blasting operations been taken place the layout crew could have been seriously injured as blasters would have assumed zone was clear and preceded with the blast. 

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Layout Crew not to enter blast zone without first contacting blasters via radio to ensure blast zone is safe. This will also ensure blasters are aware of layout crew’s presence. 

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2008-07-22 No One Injuried in Blasting.pdf
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