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Operating practice changes and control modifications to improve safety of coal augering operations.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0230010, 1975 Jan; :1-86
Analysis of the fall of highwalls, field observations and interviews, along with industrial engineering studies were conducted to document hazardous activities of each of the crew members working on auger mining machines. The report presents an analysis of the operations, possible solutions to reduce hazards and accidents, and conclusions and ideas of further research.
Coal mining; Augers; Surface mining; Safety engineering; Coal mines; Accident investigations; Mine surveys; Fatalities; Mining equipment; Work elements; Industrial engineering; Human factors engineering; Auger mining; Coal auger operations; Mine safety
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 102-75; Contract-H0230010
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0230010
Theodore Barry and Associates, Los Angeles, California
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