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Underground mine evacuation plans analyzed by computers.
Tesarik-DR; Nicholson-DE; Boghani-AB
Mine Safety and Health Mining Safety and Health Administration 1979 4(5):14-16
The most important element in escaping from an underground mine during fires and other emergencies is an effective evacuation strategy and plan. The Bureau of Mines has developed a computer program to evaluate and construct mine evacuation procedures and plans. The paper illustrates the program's application for practical use by the mining industry.
Mine fires; Mining; Emergency egress; Emergency response; Underground miners; Underground mines; Underground mining; Emergency management; Emergency preparedness; Disaster planning; Mining industry; Computer programs
Issue of Publication
Mine Safety and Health, Mining Safety and Health Administration
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