Drillers in this unit group operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines and quarries and to bore holes for blasting and for building foundations at construction sites. Blasters in this unit group fill blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore and rock or to demolish structures. They are employed by mining, quarrying and construction companies and by drilling and blasting contractors.

Surface Blaster

By |2021-12-02T11:27:16-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Surface blasters handle, store, and transport explosives at a variety of construction sites. They hook up and fire explosives, plan blast patterns, handle misfires, dispose of unwanted explosives, supervise blasting helpers, and secure the area of the blast.

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