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Mine Rescue and Survival, Final Report.

NTIS: PB/191-691 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :81 pages
The National Academy of Engineering committee on mine rescue and survival techniques was established in March 1969 at the request of the Bureau of Mines to "conduct a study program to assess the technological capabilities that can be applied to survival and rescue techniques following mining disasters." The committee agreed with the Bureau of Mines (1) to define a mine rescue and survival system that could be developed in approximately 1 year from existing technology, (2) to plan a more advanced system that could be realized with a 5- to 7-year research and development program, and (3) to plan the research and development program that would implement the advanced system. The first part of the report describes the interim system of mine rescue that uses the existing technology including emergency breathing devices, refuge chambers, telephone and electromagnetic communications, seismic communications, and drilling and rescue-team techniques. The second part of the report gives recommendations for a research and development program that will provide the needed data for planning an advanced system of survival and rescue techniques in mine disasters.
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CP; Final Contract Report;
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OFR 4-70
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NTIS: PB/191-691 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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National Academy of Eng.
Page last reviewed: October 29, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division