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New developments for mine rescue.
Stein RL; Dobroski H Jr.; Murphy JN
XVIII International Conference of Scientific Research in the Field of Safety at Work in the Mining Industry, October 7-14, 1979, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. 1979 Oct; 2:429-438
Over the past several years, the Bureau of Mines developed several systems to assist in the post disaster detection and rescue of trapped miners. These consist of seismic and electromagnetic location and communication systems, self-contained oxygen generating breathing apparatus, and special breathing apparatus and cooling garments for rescue teams. The location and communication systems have been thoroughly tested, and the results are very favorable. The breathing apparatus and cooling garments have also been tested with good results.
Mine disasters; Mine escapes; Mine rescue; Self contained self rescuers; SCSR; Miners; Mining; Mining industry; Underground miners; Underground mines; Underground mining; Respiratory protective equipment; Personal protective equipment; PPE; Communication systems
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
XVIII International Conference of Scientific Research in the Field of Safety at Work in the Mining Industry, October 7-14, 1979, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
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