Cable Handling in Surface Mines.
Marshall-R; Mertian-C; Winkle-R
NTIS: PB/82-139346 :62 pages
Electrical trailing cable handling techniques and practices used in metal and nonmetal surface mines were investigated by obtaining information through visits to mine properties located in a variety of geological areas and climatic conditions. An analysis was made of all accidents related to cable handling that were cataloged by the health safety analysis center from 1978 through June 1980. Information was also collected from mine operators concerning near accidents and nonreported accidents. The results of this investigation were presented to the Bureau of Mines in an effort to outline recommended practices for cable handling in surface mines and to recommend additions and/or changes in the regulations now being enforced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. These recommendations are also intended to assist the Bureau of Mines in evaluating the need for assisting mine operators in the areas of training and distribution of information related to material handling of trailing cables.
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Pincock, Allen & Holt, Inc.