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In-mine long term testing of improved truck ladders.
Dahle JL; Gavan GR; Strassel D
NTIS: PB/84-158831, 1983; :1-170
This report describes in-mine tests that were conducted at eight mines in the United States to evaluate the novel pretensioned spring ladder design on haulage trucks. The design was initially developed by Woodward Associates, Inc., under a previously completed Bureau of Mines sponsored contract, Bureau of Mines OFR 87-81. The design is intended to improve ingress-egress for haulage truck operators as well as reduce maintenance of lower steps.
Mining; Mining industry; Injuries; Haulage; Haulage vehicles; Truck drivers; Slips; Slips, trips, and falls; STF; Falls; Accident analysis; Accident prevention; Equipment design; Ladders; Step ladders; Human factors engineering; Equipment operators
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Woodward Associates, Inc.
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division