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Best practices to mitigate injuries and fatalities from rock falls.

Authors
Mark-C; Iannacchione-AT
Source
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Roanoke, Virginia, August 27-30, 2000. Bockosh GR, Karmis M, Langton J, McCarter MK, Rowe B, eds., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000 Aug;
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NIOSHTIC No.
20027464
Abstract
Falls of ground continue to be one of the most serious causes of injury to U.S. miners. Of the 256 fatal injuries that occured in mining between 1996 and 1998, 52 (20%) were caused by falls of ground. Falls of ground affect some sectors of the mining industry more severely than others. For instance, nearly 40% of the 98 coal mine fatalities between 1996 and 1998 were caused by falls of ground. Underground miners are at much greater risk than surface miners. Nearly half (45 out of 101) of underground mine fatalities were attributed to roof, rib and face falls, while less than 5% of the 155 surface fatalities were caused by falls of highways or slopes.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Miners; Mine-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Work-areas; Workers; Workplace-studies; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Mortality-surveys; Statistical-analysis; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Ground-control; Geophysics; Geology
Contact
Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20000801
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Bockosh-GR; Karmis-M; Langton-J; McCarter-MK; Rowe-B
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Roanoke, Virginia, August 27-30, 2000
State
PA; WV
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