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Develop Grounding Practices for Metal/nonmetal Mines.
Cooley-WL; Hill-HW Jr.
NTIS: PB/82-137308 :235 pages
This report analyzes electrical accident data in the metal-nonmetal mining industry. Accidents are categorized to determine the root causes. Special attention is given to accidents associated with inadequate or defective grounding of mine power systems. Recommendations are made concerning proper grounding practice, especially for dredges and for quarries in hard rock or sand. The costs of instituting the recommended practices are estimated for model mine power systems which are based on field data obtained from 37 mines and several electrical contractors. The expected benefits of various suggested safety practices are also estimated.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
West Virginia University
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division