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Detecting problems with mine slope stability.

Authors
Girard-JM; McHugh-E
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; :147-155
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NIOSHTIC No.
20030015
Abstract
Slope stability accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities at U.S. surface mining operations. The Spokane Research Laboratory of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is currently conducting research to reduce the fatalities associated with slope failures. The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of this research and to present potential new technologies for slope monitoring and design. The paper also briefly discusses various warning signs of slope instability, introduces the most common slope monitoring methods, describes the limitations of various slope monitoring systems, and presents some field results using some of this new technology.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Slope-stability; Surface-mining; Occupational-accidents; Accidents; Occupational-hazards; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Monitoring-systems
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
SRL
Source Name
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Institute on Mining Health, Safety and Research, Roanoke, Virginia, August 27-30, 2000
State
WA
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