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Using Simulation to Prepare for Emergency Mine Fire Evacuation.

Authors
Glowacki-AF
Source
1992 :79-83
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011371
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is currently developing a stochastic, graphics-based computer model to investigate the probability that miners would be able to safely evacuate a longwall mine section in the event of a fire. When complete, this model will be capable of considering many variables that affect the outcome of an underground emergency situation. Included among these factors are severity and initial location of the fire, mine design, stability of the mine structures, physical characteristics and performance of the miners, and the availability and reliability of protective equipment. Using this model to evaluate the risks associated with specific longwall systems, supportable decisions could be made concerning modifications to those systems that maximize worker safety and productivity.
Publication Date
19920101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 87-92
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
1992 Int'l Emergency Mgmt. & Eng. Conf., Soc. for Computer Simulation, PP. 79-83
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