Proceedings: New Technology for Ground Control in Retreat Mining
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 97-133
This proceedings volume contains papers presented at technology transfer seminars sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on New Technology for Ground Control in Retreat Mining. The seminars were conducted at five locations: Uniontown, PA (March 26, 1997), Norton, VA (April 22, 1997).
The papers presented here describe several new, highly practical technologies developed by the NIOSH Pittsburgh and Spokane Research Centers to improve safety during pillar retreat operations. Two central issues are addressed: pillar design and mobile roof supports (MRS’s).