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Coal mine explosions: seasonal trends.

Authors
Kissell-FN; Nagel-AE; Zabetakis-MG
Source
Science 1973 Mar; 173(4076):891-892
NIOSHTIC No.
10000452
Abstract
An analysis of disaster reports on coal mine explosions indicates that gas explosions are randomly distributed throughout the year, whereas dust explosions (which may or may not be triggered by a gas explosion) occur with greater frequency during the dry fall and winter months. The lack of adequate moisture during cold weather tends to increase the rate and severity of the dust explosions.
Keywords
Disaster-prevention; Explosive-dusts; Explosion-prevention; Explosions; Dust-explosions; Seasonal-factors
CODEN
SCIEAS
Publication Date
19730301
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1973
Identifying No.
OP 45-73
Issue of Publication
4076
ISSN
0036-8075
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Science
State
PA
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