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Analysis of mine fires for all U.S. underground and surface coal mining categories, 1990-1999.

Authors
De Rosa-MI
Source
NIOSH 2004 Sep; :1-36
NIOSHTIC No.
20025498
Abstract
This report analyzes mine fires for all U.S. underground and surface coal mining categories by state and 2-year time periods during 1990-1999. Risk rate values are derived, and ignition source, methods of fire detection and suppression, and other variables are examined. The data were derived from Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) mine fire accident publications and verbal communications with mine personnel. The analysis will provide the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MSHA, and the mining industry with a better understanding of the causes and hazards associated with mine fires and will form a basis for future fire research programs.
Keywords
Mine-fires; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Surface-mining; Coal-mining; Fire-hazards; Safety-research; Miners; Injuries; Ignition-sources; Combustible-materials
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20040901
Document Type
Information Circular; Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2005-100532
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2004-167; IC-9470
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; VA; KY; AL; WV; IN; MT
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