Quarry Rock Splitters
On the Job
Quarry Rock Splitters separate blocks of stone from a quarry, using jackhammers and wedges.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
- Drill holes in earth or rock.
- Mark reference points on construction materials.
- Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.
- Operate detonation equipment.
- Direct construction or extraction personnel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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