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The Shot-Firer's Guide: A Practical Manual on Blasting and the Prevention of Blasting Accidents (Classic Reprint)
In the SHOT-FIRER SGUIDE an attempt is made to place at the service of explosives users in mines and quarries simple, practical explanations concerning the most approved types and methods of handling blasting apparatus and the precautions that are necessary in order to secure safety. Every stage of a blasting operation is described in detail; instances...
In the SHOT-FIRER SGUIDE an attempt is made to place at the service of explosives users in mines and quarries simple, practical explanations concerning the most approved types and methods of handling blasting apparatus and the precautions that are necessary in order to secure safety. Every stage of a blasting operation is described in detail; instances are given of the varieties of accident which most frequently occur jand the very important question of shotfiring in fiery and dusty mines is considered in the light of the most recent inquiries. It is hoped that by thus seeking to familiarise mine officials, shot-lighters and others with the risks involved in underground shot-firing, and with the skilful use of modern methods of ignition, something will be done to lessen the annual toll of lives which Nature exacts as the price of failure to comprehend her laws. In Great Britain alone 106 mine explosions have been caused by shot-firing during the past 10 years. In the same period more than 3,000 persons have been injured and over 500 killed by accidents arising out of the use of explosives. On the average, one person is injured every day and one dies as the result of his injuries each week throughout the year. Few of these casualties partake of the nature of unforeseeable occurrences. For the most part they are the result of inexperience or of thoughtlessness, and form a S.F.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.
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