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Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, February 20-22, 1997, New Delhi; Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1997 1997:15-19
In light of the recent closing of the United States Bureau of Mining (USBM), past and current issues in mining research were reviewed. The coal mine fatality rate and the number of annual fatalities from mine explosions have decreased continually and dramatically since the establishment of the USBM in 1910. These decreases may largely be attributed to the development and implementation of health and safety improvements by the USBM. Continuing health and safety issues associated with the mining industry were described and discussed. These included control of silica dust, noise, and diesel emissions, excessive numbers of haulage accidents, ground control, automation and remote control, human factors, mine fires and explosions, life support, extended cut mining operations, special needs associated with the use of large longwalls, retreat mining, and auger mining.
Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Mine-fires; Mine-workers; Worker-health; Occupational-exposure; Silica-dusts; Diesel-emissions;
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, February 20-22, 1997, New Delhi; Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1997
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