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Haulage-related accidents in metal and nonmetal surface mines.
Frequencies of haulage-related accidents in metal and nonmetal surface mines for the years 1988 through 1990 were investigated and compared with those of non-haulage-related accidents. The study was part of the U.S. Bureau of Mines program to improve mining haulage safety. Data were obtained through the U.S. Bureau of Mines Accident Data Analysis (ADA) program. The chi-square test was used to compare frequencies of haulage-related and non-haulage-related accidents for each of the following variables: degree of injury, age, total number of years of mining experience, and shift time. Significance was determined for degree of injury between haulage-related and non-haulage-related accidents.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Surface-mining; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Statistical-analysis; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-prevention; Accidents
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US Bureau of Mines
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