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The diagnosis and reduction of mine roof failure: part 1.
Coal Min 1985 Feb; 22(2):52-55
Coal mine roof falls can be categorized according to character, trend, or pattern of occurrence. These U.S. Bureau of Mines articles propose two principal categories--geology-related and stress-related failure--and a number of subcategories. Then, by reflecting the probable cause of failure, each subcategory can suggest an appropriate technique for reducing the incidence of failure. Depending on local conditions, these control techniques may include supplementary support, destresing, or reduction of mine air humidity.
Mining; Mining industry; Underground mines; Underground mining; Coal mines; Coal mining; Roof falls
OP; Journal Article
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division