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The Impact of Eliminating Safety Fuse from Metal/nonmetal Mines.

Authors
Sengupta-D; French-G; Heydari-M; Hanna-K
Source
NTIS: PB/81-215386 :211 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002138
Abstract
This study analyzes the safety, technology, and economic impact of eliminating safety fuse from metal and nonmetal mines based on operation and manufacturer experience over the past 5 to 10 years. If safety fuse is eliminated, blasting accidents will decrease with no technical impact except for some limited, specific applications. The economic impact will be minor for large operations, but will be significant enough that some small operations will likely close rather than change. The majority of the mines would probably change over, with the extra cost absorbed by the market. Elimination of safety fuse would have obvious impact on the two manufacturers of safety fuse; one manufacturer already produces an alternative system, and will remain unaffected. The other manufacturer will be affected if they do not change their production strategy. There will be a very minor effect on the mining industry as a whole due to abolishment of safety fuse from the standpoint of employment or production.
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-215386
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
OFR 61-81
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/81-215386
Performing Organization
Science Applications Inc.
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