Shaft Miner at the 2500 Foot Level

ARBlast:  All Resources on Blasting


Cost effective new formulation of ANFO by using Biomass Briquette as Additive   …   Reduces overall cost by about 11%.

Explosives Underground: Mining & Demolition Safety Training

IME  (Institute of Makers of Explosives)

Infomine:  Blasting

Mining and Blasting (Partha Das Sharma)   …   Anyone who doesn’t like this site isn’t a real Miner.

Strategies For Improving Miners’ Training

Underground Firing Pattern (Slow Motion) 

Understanding Risk Communication Theory: A Guide for Emergency Managers and Communicators

The Army’s a Blast (Darwin Award)   …   (6 May 2004, Ukraine) Piling up live artillery is gruelling work, so it makes perfect sense that a group of soldiers would take a cigarette break at lunchtime. The warehouse was filled with 92,000 tons of ammunition — until the soldiers lit up their ciggies and inhaled deeply, ignoring warnings that smoking can cause cancer. They flicked the butts away and went back to work. The glowing embers of the tobacco butts acted like slow fuses, which started a small fire that nobody noticed until it ignited a chain reaction of massive explosions.  

The explosions lasted for a week, tossing debris as far as 25 miles away, destroying buildings in a two-mile radius, and forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents. Red-hot shrapnel set off additional fires in nearby towns and ruptured a minor gas pipeline. Total damage from the smoke break was estimated at $750 million. 

Bomb squad called to UK hospital after man gets WWII munition stuck in his rectum

Ten Steps to Complex Learning   …   How to avoid catastrophic failure, and assure success.   Anyone who doesn’t like this book isn’t a real Trainer, Instructor, or Teacher.

Evaluating Training Programs: Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels    …   The principles are simple.  The outcomes from the application of these can be astounding.