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The automation of continuous miner power cable.

Authors
Warneke-JR; Stewart-BM
Source
2006 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, March 27-29, St. Louis, Missouri, Preprint 06-046. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2006 Mar; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20031545
Abstract
The productivity of underground mines has increased dramatically since the introduction of continuous miners. A variety of new hazards have developed as a result. In the spring of 2004, Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA) held a workshop to brainstorm ideas to decrease the number of injuries associated with continuous miners. One of the main areas of discussion at the workshop was "trailing cable-handling injuries." The method of handling the power cables over the years has changed very little while the technology and uses of continuous miners has advanced dramatically. This paper will discuss the main ideas brainstormed at the MSHA continuous miner (CM) trailing cable handling workshop and the history and root causes of cable-handling injuries, as well as proposed ideas developed at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to alleviate some of the cable handling issues.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Automation; Robotics
Publication Date
20060327
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
2006 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit, March 27-29, St. Louis, Missouri, Preprint 06-046
State
WA; MO
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