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Technology to reduce mine hoisting accidents.

Authors
Ruff-TM; Beus-MJ
Source
Eng Min J 1999 Dec; 200(12):30-34
NIOSHTIC No.
20032859
Abstract
Researchers at the Spokane Research Laboratory (SRC) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are studying methods and technology to improve safety in underground metal/nonmetal mining. One particular project goal is to reduce the number of accidents and injuries associated with hoisting personnel and materials. Each year, several miners are killed or seriously injured while operating equipment associated with hoisting and ore transfer operations. Other accidents occur while loading, unloading, or riding the cage. The following article describes the development of new sensors, data transmission methods, and operator interfaces that can convey critical information to hoist operators and inspection personnel.
Keywords
Mine-workers; Mine-disasters; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Ergonomics; Metals; Safety-personnel
Contact
TM Ruff, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
ENMJAK
Publication Date
19991201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
0095-8948
NIOSH Division
SRL
Source Name
Engineering and Mining Journal
State
WV
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