Health and Safety


CHAPTER 70. Storage of Explosives

§ 7001. Signs on premises containing stored explosives.

(a) Upon the premises on which explosives are stored there shall be posted signs with the words “EXPLOSIVES — KEEP OFF” legibly printed thereon in letters not less than 3 inches high. Signs shall be placed so that a bullet passing through them will not strike any nearby magazine.

(b) When explosives are being processed or are used in connection with any manufacturing process or if explosives are stored at such manufacturing establishment, a sign no smaller than 4 square feet bearing the words “DANGER — EXPLOSIVES” shall be kept posted at the main plant entrance and, in addition to this, the remainder of the premises shall be posted with signs as set forth in subsection (a) of this section.

16 Del. C. 1953, §  7001;  52 Del. Laws, c. 334.

§ 7002. Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to regularly licensed commercial establishments handling the sales and distribution of firearms and ammunition.

16 Del. C. 1953, §  7002;  52 Del. Laws, c. 334.

§ 7003. Storage within residential district prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to store explosive materials within a residential district as zoned by the local zoning authority. “Explosive materials” shall have the same definition as set forth in Chapter 71 of this title. This section shall not apply to the storage of explosive materials that fall within the scope of § 7101 of this title.

64 Del. Laws, c. 118, §  1

§ 7004. Penalties.

Whoever fails to comply with or violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.

16 Del. C. 1953, §  7003;  52 Del. Laws, c. 33464 Del. Laws, c. 118, §  2