805 Kar 4:060. Blasting Safety

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/805/004/060.htm
Published: 2015

      805 KAR 4:060.

Blasting safety.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

351.330

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

KRS Chapter 13A, 351.330, 351.335

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION,

AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.330 requires the Department for Natural Resources to

provide rules and administrative regulations for blasting near public highways,

streams, dwelling houses, public buildings, schools, churches and commercial

and institutional buildings. This administrative regulation provides those

rules and administrative regulations.

 

      Section 1. (1) When

operating within 800 feet of a highway if there is chance of flying rock

landing on the highway, traffic must be stopped at a safe distance. Blasted

material shall not be thrown on a public highway in sufficient quantity to

impede traffic, and any material thrown on a highway shall be removed promptly.

      (2) Where a blasting

operation is conducted in the vicinity of an active deep mine, the blaster

shall observe all procedures necessary to secure the health and safety of the

deep mine workers.

      (3) Blasting operations

shall be conducted during daylight hours (one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise to

one-half (1/2) hour after sunset) except by special permit issued by the

Department for Natural Resources. Said permit shall be issued on the basis of

safety.

      (4) If, as a result

of a blast, the vibrational levels are exceeded or material is hurled through

the air causing damage to homes or other property, or causing personal injury

or death, or endangering public safety, health and general welfare in violation

of any standard promulgated by this agency, the department may consider this

due cause for revocation of blaster's license and invoke penalties according to

KRS 351.990.

      (5) The contractor

or operator as well as the blaster shall be responsible for the conduct of blasting

on any operation.

      (6) Nothing

contained herein shall relieve the contractor or operator or other persons of

responsibility and liability under any other laws. (E&B-M&M-6; 1 Ky.R.

1074; eff. 6-11-75; Am. 17 Ky.R. 3267; eff. 6-26-91; TAm eff. 8-9-2007; TAm

eff. 6-26-2014.)
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