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Ground fall injuries in underground stone mines.

Authors
Pappas-DM; Prosser-LJ
Source
NIOSH 2003 Nov; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20023886
Abstract
Workers in underground stone mines have a high fatality rate caused by falls of ground from the mine roof or rib. NIOSH recommendations to reduce ground fall injuries and deaths address baskets, mechanical scalers, mechanical bolters, drill steel changing, personal protective equipment, and training.
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Training; Safety-practices; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Mine-workers; Ground-control; Ground-stability; Mining-equipment; Protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Control-technology; Stone-mines; Nonmetal-mining
Publication Date
20031101
Document Type
Workplace Solutions; Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2004-101430
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2004-106
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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