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Mining Product: Roof Fall Entrapment: Eyewitness Account by Dave Murone

Original creation date: January 1992

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In this videotape, Dave Murone tells about the experience of having to recover the body of a friend who was killed by a roof fall. The individual who was killed was inby supports at the time of the accident. Dave speculates on why his friend was under unsupported top and discusses the effect that witnessing this accident had on him. An instructor's guide is included to help you use the tape as part of an effective training session.

This video would be beneficial for use with anyone who works underground. It would be particularly useful for training new miners. The instructor's guide contains suggestions to help you use the tape as part of an effective training session.

Skills reviewed: Emergency first response.

Materials required

  • DVD Video (10 minutes) - This video can be ordered from the Mine Safety and Health Administration at its web site listed below.
  • Instructor's Guide: Roof Fall Entrapment Videotape, Dave Murone's Account

Authors: U.S. Bureau of Mines

Audience: Underground miners and new miners

Video - January 1992

  • JAHSA streaming video
  • Order from MSHA

U.S. Bureau of Mines; 1992 Jan