805 KAR 4:105.
Underground transportation of explosives.
RELATES TO: KRS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.