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Protective structures for low-coal shuttle car operator.
Bartels JR; Kwitowski AJ; Mayercheck WD
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9143, 1987 Jan; :1-22
This report discusses the Bureau of Mines efforts to develop partial protective structures for operators of low-coal shuttle cars. In coal seams 48 in high or less, full-coverage canopies are generally difficult or may be impossible to implement on high-speed face equipment owing to the restrictions they impose on the operator's vision and comfort. Limited coverage is one alternative that provides an acceptable level of operator protection in thin-seam applications were conventional full-coverage canopies cannot be used. Three possible limited-coverage design scenarios (roll bars, sliding canopies, and flip-top canopies) were designed, fabricated, and evaluated for low-coal shuttle cars. All three designs were determined to be feasible and desirable for low-coal shuttle car application.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Coal-mining; Underground-mining; Engineering-controls; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9143
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