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Geologic Assessment of the Health and Safety Hazards Associated With Subterranean Excavation.
1974 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conf SME/AIME 1974 1974 1:541-542
This Bureau of Mines paper discusses the engineer's responsibilities in selecting the sites for safe operations associated with subterranean excavations. Included in the discussion are health and safety hazards such as methane explosions, water and sand flooding, dangerous dusts, toxic gases, and the elimination or minimizing of thermal shock and radar poisoning through systematic advance planning.
1974, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conf. SME/AIME, 1974, V. 1, 1975, PP. 541-542
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