805 KAR 4:105. Underground transportation of explosives

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/805/004/105.htm
Published: 2015

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      805 KAR 4:105.

Underground transportation of explosives.



351.350, 351.990


KRS 351.335


AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.335 requires the Department for Natural Resources to

promulgate rules and administrative regulations concerning the manufacture,

transportation, sale, storage, or use of explosives and unassembled components

of explosives, and the maintenance of such explosives which has a direct

bearing on safety to life and property. This administrative regulation effects

the provisions of that law.


      Section 1.

Underground Transportation of Explosives (Noncoal). (1) All explosives or

blasting agents in transit underground shall be taken to the place of use or

storage without delay.

      (2) The quantity of

explosives or blasting agents taken to an underground loading area shall not

exceed the amount estimated to be necessary for the blast.

      (3) Explosives in

transit shall not be left unattended.

      (4) The hoist

operator shall be notified before explosives or blasting agents are transported

in a shaft conveyance.

      (5) Trucks used for

the transportation of explosives underground shall have the electrical system

checked weekly to detect any failures which may constitute an electrical

hazard. A written record of such inspections shall be kept on file.

      (6) The installation

of auxiliary lights on truck beds, which are powered by the truck's electrical

system, shall be prohibited.

      (7) Explosives and

blasting agents shall be hoisted, lowered, or conveyed in a powder car. No

other materials, supplies or equipment shall be transported in the same

conveyance at the same time.

      (8) No one, except

the operator, his helper, and the powder man, shall be permitted to ride on a

conveyance transporting explosives and blasting agents.

      (9) No person shall

ride in any shaft conveyance transporting explosives and blasting agents.

      (10) No explosives

or blasting agents shall be transported on any locomotive. At least two (2) car

lengths shall separate the locomotive from the powder car.

      (11) No explosives

or blasting agents shall be transported on a man-haul trip.

      (12) The car or

conveyance containing explosives or blasting agents shall be pulled, not

pushed, whenever possible.

      (13) The powder or

car or conveyance especially built for the purpose of transporting explosives

or blasting agents shall bear a reflected sign on each side with the word

"Explosives" in letters, not less than four (4) inches in height,

upon a background of sharply contrasting color.

      (14) Compartments

for transporting detonators and explosives in the same car or conveyance shall

be physically separated by a distance of twenty-four (24) inches or by a solid

partition at least four (4) inches thick.

      (15) Explosives,

blasting agents, or blasting supplies shall not be transported with other


      (16) Explosives or

blasting agents, not in original containers, shall be placed in a suitable

container when transported manually.

      (17) Detonators,

primers, and other explosives shall be carried in separate containers when

transported manually. (2 Ky.R. 613; Am. 3 Ky.R. 364; eff. 9-1-76; TAm eff.