Mining Product: Best Practices to Mitigate Injuries and Fatalities from Rock Falls
Original creation date: August 2000
This paper presents an overview of the most significant ground control hazards facing today's mineworkers. Analysis of recent fatality investigations and accident statistics identified certain job categories, mining techniques, and geologic environments that appear to pose the greatest hazards. Best Practices have been developed to reduce those risks. They combine engineering design, roof support, equipment, mining methods, and human factors to create safer workplaces and work practices. The Roof Control Plan is another variable tool in this effort.