Blasting cables shall be: 1. Well insulated and as long as may be necessary to permit the shot firer to get in a safe place around a corner; 2. Short-circuited at the battery end until ready to attach to the blasting unit; 3. Staggered as to length or the ends kept well separated when attached to the detonator leg wires; and 4. Kept clear of power wires and all other possible sources of active or stray electric currents. History Code 1950, § 45-53.6; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-49; 1994, c. 28.