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Miners' Views About Why People Go Under Unsupported Roof and How to Stop Them.

Authors
Peters-RH; Randolph-RF
Source
MISSING :58 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011074
Abstract
Groundfall accidents have been the leading cause of fatalities in the underground coal mining industry for many years. Statistics from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) indicate that approximately half of the victims of these fatal accidents were in an area where no devices had been installed to support the mine's roof. This report was prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to summarize the opinions of 268 coal miners, 29 first-line supervisors, and 30 MSHA inspectors concerning why people go under unsupported roof, and how to prevent this behavior. Interviews were conducted at six minesites.
Publication Date
19910101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 9300
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
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