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Mining Publication: Mine Rescue and Response

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Original creation date: September 2000

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This paper describes technology and training that has been identified for underground emergency responders. Historically, underground mine rescue teams have only received training in the course of actual emergencies, or in simulated mine environments, usually on the surface, with placards to identify objects and hazards. Also, while U.S. federal regulations require all underground miners not fully prepare them for the conditions that will be encountered in real escape situations. Therefore, it is extremely important that miners are provided with adequate technology and that training simulations are conducted in a realistic manner.

Authors: RS Conti

Conference Paper - September 2000

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20020908

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Coal Research - Coal the Future (Sep 12-15, 2000; Sandton, Republic of South Africa). Symposium Series S26, International Committee for Coal Research, Washington, DC; :127-136