If the sight of injuries and/or blood disturbs you, you may want to skip this post. Sorry it's graphic, but the picture tells the story better than I can.
Yet another hazard in the mines. We were barely in an hour when we heard a deafening pop. My friend from Virginia went down. We thought someone discharged their sidearm and he was hit. He was calm. He laid down, elevated his foot for inspection and there was blood dripping from the split sole of his boot.
As far as we can tell, it appears as though he stepped on a discarded blasting cap. Had it been dynamite, he likely would have lost his leg. There was a burn mark on his boot and a small crater where he was stepping. There were 6 of us today. He was the last to walk through that area. Footprints were overlapping footprints. It was just his turn, I guess. Funny how that works.
That ended our day. I got some good pictures, but not as many as I wanted. He's so inconsiderate. Otherwise, he's fine. They'll discharge him in a few hours.