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Coal mine explosions: seasonal trends.
Kissell FN; Nagel AE; Zabetakis MG
Science 1973 Mar; 173(4076):891-892
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.
Disaster-prevention; Explosive-dusts; Explosion-prevention; Explosions; Dust-explosions; Seasonal-factors
OP; Journal Article
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