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New Approach to Protect Operators of Thin-seam Shuttle Cars.

Authors
Mayton-AG; Bartels-JR; Mayercheck-WD
Source
Soc Min Eng AIME Preprint 89-96 1989 :8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006526
Abstract
U.S. Bureau of Mines research has addressed improved operator protection for thin-seam shuttle cars. Because of working height restrictions in thin-seam mines (<-1.22 M or 48 in), MSHA regulations require that canopy protection on shuttle cars be provided only in mines 1.07 M (42 in) and greater; however, variances are given to mines 1.22 M (48 in) and below. This paper reviews past Bureau efforts to develop protective structures for thin-seam shuttle car operators. The paper also discusses recent research leading to a novel method of protecting shuttle car operators, in mines as low as 1.02M (40 in), through the use of a cross-car, end-mounted operator compartment.
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 53-89
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Soc. Min. Eng. AIME Preprint 89-96, 1989, 8 PP.
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