The blaster was firing charges inside two water well holes. When the shot was fired a piece of
flyrock traveled about 208 ft. (63.4 m) and struck the blaster on the head (he was not wearing
a hard hat), fatally injuring him. He was standing in the clear, and had no protection from
- You must plan and take precautions to
- Predetermine the danger area and clear
everyone out of this area.
- Protect yourself and others from the
threat of possible flyrock.
- Establish, review, and enforce written
safe work procedures
for all blasting
- Take cover and
wear a hard hat.