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Injury analysis of Pennsylvania small surface coal mines.

Authors
Randolph-R
Source
Proceedings of the Third Health and Safety Seminar for Small Mines (Somerset, PA). University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University, 1998 Mar; :83-92
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011920
Abstract
This paper is a descriptive analysis of injuries and fatalities at small surface bituminous coal mining companies in Pennsylvania. The purpose of analyzing a specific industry sector and location is to identify issues that might be missed in a wider analysis. Other studies of small mine safety (e.g., Peters and Fotta, 1994, Randolph and Boldt, 1997) have shown that the relationship between safety and mine size is not a simple one. Some injury types occur at higher rates at small mines, while others occur at lower rates. Consequently, an analysis limited to a specific type of mining can help identify hazards and issues specific to that sector. The results of this analysis will be useful for directing training, intervention, and research efforts towards the most prevalent causal factors and incident types.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Injuries; Accidents
Publication Date
19980301
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Proceedings of the Third Health and Safety Seminar for Small Mines (Somerset, PA)
State
PA
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