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Safer mine layouts for underground stone mines subjected to excessive levels of horizontal stress.

Authors
Iannacchione-AT; Marshall-TE; Burke-L; Melville-R; Litsenberger-J
Source
2001 SME Annual Meeting, February 26-28, 2001, Denver, Colorado, Preprint 01-88. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2001 Feb; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20021338
Abstract
Excessive levels of horizontal stresses cause groundfall hazards in underground mines in the Appalachian Basin. At an underground stone mine in Pennsylvania, a modified stress-control mine layout is reducing the hazardous conditions associated with excessive horizontal stresses. A microseismic monitoring system is in place to measure levels of rock stability and provide information on the effectiveness of the design technique. The microseismic data are supplemented with frequent and extensive mapping of roof falls and roof rock damage. Findings to date show that the stress control layout provides more stable conditions, resulting in a safer environment for the mine workers.
Keywords
Underground-mining; Safety-research; Stone-mines; Horizontal-stress; Ground-control
Publication Date
20010201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
2001 SME Annual Meeting, February 26-28, 2001, Denver, Colorado, Preprint 01-88
State
CO
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