Blaster: A description for the blaster job

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Blaster – Firer, shooter Assembles, plants, and detonates charges of industrial explosives to loosen earth, rock, stumps, or to demolish structures to facilitate removal: Examines mass, composition, structure, and location of object to be blasted, estimates amount and determines kind of explosive to be used, and marks location of charge holes for drilling. Assembles primer (blasting cap and fuse or electric squib and booster charge) and places primer with main charge in hole or near object to be blasted. Covers charge with mud, sand, clay, or other material and tamps firm to improve detonation and confine force of blast. Signals to clear area of personnel and equipment. Lights fuse or connects wires from charge to battery or detonator to detonate charge. May also operate jackhammer, hand drill, or electric drill to bore holes for charges. May also climb cliffs or banks to plant explosive charge, using ropes and safety harness, and be designated High Scaler (construction industry). May also set and detonate explosive charges to improve flow of water into wells and be designated Shooter, Water Well (construction industry).

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