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NIOSH study documents a decade of equipment fires.

Authors
De Rosa-MI
Source
Eng Min J 2005 Apr; 206(3):40-44
NIOSHTIC No.
20026747
Abstract
Equipment fires are extremely hazardous to the safety of miners and their livelihood, especially when they occur in the confined space of underground mines. NIOSH recently analyzed equipment fires for all U.S. underground metal/nonmetal and stone mines; surface metal/nonmetal mines; surface sand, gravel, and stone mines; and metal/nonmetal and stone mills during 1990-1999. Ruptured lines and spilled oil/fuel cause most mobile mining equipment fires. In the future, equipment fires and injuries might be prevented, reduced, or suppressed at their earliest stage by improving fire fighting and prevention strategies, developing new technologies, and improving safety training programs.
Keywords
Fire-fighting; Fire-hazards; Fire-prevention; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Miners; Underground-mining; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Stone-mines; Sand-and-gravel-mines; Surface-mining; Injuries; Hazards; Safety-research; Ignition-sources
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
ENMJAK
Publication Date
20050401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
MDerosa@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0095-8948
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Engineering and Mining Journal
State
PA
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