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Roof monitoring safety system for underground stone mines.
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1998 Nov; :18-19
The roof monitoring safety system (RMSS) provides a first step in roof behavior awareness. By understanding and measuring roof movement in an underground mine, the potential for injuries or fatalities to mine workers from fall of ground can be lessened. Also, officials at an underground mine with a history of data on roof movement are better prepared to make a decision on remedial actions if falls of ground become a problem. The RMSS provides a safer, simple, and inexpensive means for measuring roof movement.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Monitoring-systems; Rock-falls; Rock-bursts; Geology; Ground-control; Safety-engineering; Safety-monitoring
Anthony T. Iannacchione, Ph.D., NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, Cochrans Mill Rd., P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0070
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
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