Ala. Code § 25-9-276 (1975) - 'Blasting agent' and 'explosives' defined; storage and transportation of blasting agents, explosives, and detonators generally

Cite as:Ala. Code § 25-9-276 (1975)
Currency:Current through Act 579 of the 2018 Legislative Session


(1) "Blasting agent," as used in this article, means any material consisting of a mixture of fuel and oxidizer which:

a. Is used or intended for use in blasting;

b. Is not classed as an explosive by the State Department of Transportation;

c. Contains no ingredients classed as an explosive by the State Department of Transportation; and

d. Cannot be detonated by a No. 8 blasting cap when tested as recommended in Bureau of Mines information circular 8179.

(2) The term "explosives," as used in this article, includes blasting agents, unless blasting agents are expressly excluded.

(b) Main explosive storage magazines shall be located outside of the pit and shall comply with Section 25-9-131. Blasting agents shall be stored in the manner prescribed by Part 181, Title 26, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and administered by the Internal Revenue Service.

(c) Explosives, excluding blasting agents, transported in motor trucks or other conveyances shall be transported in their original containers, and the motor trucks, vehicles, and other conveyances shall be so constructed that the explosives will be protected against shock and friction and the containers against contact with any exposed metal. Motor trucks, vehicles, or conveyances transporting explosives shall be plainly marked or placarded on both sides and the rear with the words "Explosives - Dangerous" in letters not less than three inches high.

(d) Motor trucks, vehicles, or other conveyances transporting explosives shall he handled in a safe and careful manner, and no person while smoking or under the influence of intoxicating liquor shall ride upon, drive, load, or unload a vehicle carrying explosives.

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