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Document ID (ISN)76288
CIS number 01-240
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2483-8
Year 1999
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 242/1999
Author(s) Hillier D.E., Hollywell P.D., Jeffries R.M., Scott I.M.B.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Limiting the instance of fly-rock from quarry operations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. viii, 111p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 32.50.
Internet access 01-0240.pdf [in English]
Abstract Fly-rock is defined as material blasted away from explosion sites. The objective of this study was to develop a working method or procedure to manage fly-rock risk, based on a blend of safety management issues, including human factors, technological solutions such as a probabilistic approach and engineering controls to enable the industry to effectively control fly-rock.
Descriptors (primary) initiation of explosions; quarrying industry; flying particles; neighbourhood protection
Descriptors (secondary) explosives; United Kingdom; report; glossary; mine and quarry blasting techniques; human failure; mathematical simulation; drilling and boring (rock, earth)
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Explosions