Mine Blasting Accidents
One of the most dangerous components of mining work is the blasting process. Blasting, or the use of explosives to remove rock and other materials, is a procedure that requires considerable care to be safe and successful. While improper blasting procedures are clearly a danger to the lives of mine workers, blasting can still be quite risky even when performed properly. Unfortunately, the injuries resulting from blasting accidents are often significant and may impair a worker’s ability to earn a living.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a mine blasting accident, an experienced legal professional may be able to help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Des Moines workplace accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your situation with a qualified member of our legal team.
Common Causes of Mine Blasting Injuries
Injuries from a mine blasting accident are typically significant, and most mining-related fatalities occur as a result of blasting accidents. Some of the most common causes of injury in a blasting accident include:
- Fly rocks, or rocks dislodged in an explosion traveling at a high velocity
- Explosive fumes poisoning
- Explosives detonating prematurely
All of these common causes of mine blasting injuries are potentially deadly, and should not be taken lightly.
If you have been injured in a mine blasting accident, your ability to maintain employment may be severely compromised. If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to learn more about the options available to you at this time.