Mining Publication: Methane Control in United States Coal Mines - 1972
Original creation date: January 1973
This Bureau of Mines report presents a brief summary of the explosion trends in United States coal mines for the past 160 years. These trends show that in spite of the overall improvements in mine safety, the number of fatalities from ignitions of methane has actually increased in recent years. Suggestions are made of procedures that can be utilized to reverse this trend.
Information CircularJanuary - 1973
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10000715
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8600, 1973 Jan; :1-22