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  • 1) Loads explosives into blastholes to prepare for blasting overburden in open pit copper mine, working as member of crew: Measures depth of blasthole, using weighted tape measure, and consults SUPERVISOR, BLASTING to determine amount of explosives needed.

  • 2) Cuts specified lengths of primacord and attaches primer to end of cord.

  • 3) Lowers cord into hole and ties upper end to stake.

  • 4) Signals EXPLOSIVES-TRUCK DRIVER to drive truck into position near blasthole.

  • 5) Positions hopper funnel over hole and admits specified amount of explosives.

  • 6) Shovels drill cuttings to fill and tamp hole.

  • 7) Places safety cones around blast area to alert other workers.




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DOT:   931.667-010

Job Number: 7756