Human Factors Contributing to Groundfall Accidents in Underground Coal Mines: Workers' Views.
Peters RH; Wiehagen WJ
Proc Intn'l Conf Ergonomics Occ Safety & Health Beijing Chinese Soc Metals '88 PP 242-253 :242-253
This paper presents findings from a Bureau of Mines study on barriers that may prevent miners from correcting and avoiding groundfall hazards. Such barriers stem from four basic types of problems: (1) inability to recognize groundfall hazards, (2) inability to correct groundfall hazards, (3) lack of motivation to search for groundfall hazards, and (4) lack of motivation to correct groundfall hazards. Data are presented that summarize the views of miners and mine inspectors about the contribution of these barriers to groundfall accidents and what they think should be done to reduce the frequency of injuries caused by falls of roof and rib. The paper also includes a summary of miners' responses concerning their recent experiences with groundfall accidents.
Proc Intn'l Conf Ergonomics, Occ Safety & Health, Beijing, Chinese Soc Metals, '88, PP. 242-253