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Human Factors Contributing to Groundfall Accidents in Underground Coal Mines: Workers' Views.

Authors
Peters-RH; Wiehagen-WJ
Source
MISSING :24 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10005347
Abstract
This report presents findings from a Bureau of Mines study on barriers that may prevent miners from correcting and avoiding groundfall hazards. Such barriers stem from four basic types of problems: (1) inability to recognize groundfall hazards, (2) inability to correct groundfall hazards, (3) lack of motivation to search for groundfall hazards, and (4) lack of motivation to correct groundfall hazards. Data are presented that summarize the views of miners, section supervisors, and mine inspectors about the contribution of these barriers to groundfall accidents and what they think should be done to reduce the frequency of injuries sustained by falls of roof and rib. The report also includes a summary of miners' responses concerning their recent experiences with groundfall accidents, along with industrywide statistics on accidents and injuries caused by groundfalls in underground coal mines.
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 9127
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
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