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Mining Publication: Methane Control in United States Coal Mines - 1972

Original creation date: January 1973

Image of publication Methane Control in United States Coal Mines - 1972

This Bureau of Mines report presents a brief summary of the explosion trends in United States coal mines for the past 160 years. These trends show that in spite of the overall improvements in mine safety, the number of fatalities from ignitions of methane has actually increased in recent years. Suggestions are made of procedures that can be utilized to reverse this trend.

Authors: MG Zabetakis, M Deul, ML Skow

Information Circular - January 1973

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 10000715

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8600, 1973 Jan; :1-22