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Mining Publication: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Coal Pillar Mechanics and Design

Original creation date: June 1998

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Pillar design is the first line of defense against rock falls - the greatest single safety hazard faced by underground coal miners in the United States and abroad. To help advance the state of the art in this fundamental mining science, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health organized the Second International Workshop on Coal Pillar Mechanics and Design. The workshop was held in Vail, CO, on June 6, 1999, in association with the 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. The proceedings include 15 papers from leading ground control specialists in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of South Africa. The papers address the entire range of issues associated with coal pillars and have a decidedly practical flavor. Topics include numerical modeling, empirical design formulas based on case histories, field measurements, and postfailure mechanics.

Authors: C Mark, KA Heasley, AT Iannacchione, RJ Tuchman

Information Circular - June 1998

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20000207

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIOSH, DHHS (NIOSH) Pub No. 99-114, Information Circular 9448, 1998 Jun; :1-192


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