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Mining Publication: Probability of Making a Successful Mine Escape While Wearing a Self-Contained Self-Rescuer

Original creation date: December 1992

Image of publication Probability of Making a Successful Mine Escape While Wearing a Self-Contained Self-Rescuer

A computer simulation has been developed to estimate the chances of a miner making a successful escape while wearing a SCSR. The model takes into account: (1) training in the use of SCSRs, (2) apparatus integrity, and (3) the oxygen cost of a mine escape. This Bureau of MInes report examines survival odds for a prototypical escape, and illustrates how these odds change when SCSR training in improved.

Authors: JG Kovac, C Vaught, MJ Brnich

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - December 1992

  • 3.58 MB

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 00213213

J Int Soc Respir Prot, 1992 Winter 10(4):18-30


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