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Escape from a mine fire.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2002 Jan; :49 minutes
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20024246
Abstract
This videotape deals with the experiences of two miners in escaping an underground coal mine fire in 1988. It illustrates the importance of knowing effective self-rescue and escape procedures. During their interviews the miners describe: How they received and interpreted the initial warning to evacuate the working section. Problems with self-contained self-rescuers. Leadership roles and how leadership emerged during the escape. Types of behavior exhibited by various crew members. Decisions that were made and who made them. The importance of knowing the escapeways in the working section.
Keywords
Fire-hazards; Mine-disasters; Mine-escapes; Mine-rescue; Mine-shafts; Mining-industry; Occupational-hazards; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Rescue-measures
Contact
National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Department of Instructional Materials, 1301 Airport Road, Beaver, WV 25813-9426
Publication Date
20020101
Document Type
Video
Email Address
lord-mary@msha.gov
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
VC-882
NIOSH Division
SRL; PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; WA
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