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Slip and fall accidents during equipment maintenance in the surface mining industry.
Advances in industrial ergonomics and safety I. Mital A, ed., Philadelphia PA: Taylor and Francis, 1989 Jan; 1:585-591
U.S. Bureau of Mines research has found that injuries resultant from slips and falls are frequent during maintenance of surface mining equipment, accounting for 20 percent of such accidents. This study utilized relative risk ratios to assess the hazards associated with using access system elements such as ladders and stairs and with various behaviors known to be associated with slip and fall accidents. Access system elements were found to be relatively more hazardous than behaviors.
Surface-mining; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Ergonomics; Equipment-operators; Accident-analysis; Accident-statistics; Accident-rates; Behavior-patterns
Advances in industrial ergonomics and safety I. Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., 5-9 June 1989. The Official Conference of the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research
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