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Mobile equipment accidents in surface coal mines.
Aldinger-JA; Kenney-JM; Keran-CM
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9428, 1995 Jan; :1-51
This U.S. Bureau of Mines report present an analysis of surface coal mining accidents involving mobile equipment for the years 1989 through 1991. Mobile equipment is defined as haulage trucks, front-end loaders, bulldozers, scrapers, and road graders. These five pieces of mining equipment accounted for 20 pct of all surface coal mine accidents and 41 pct of the fatalities. The general discussion of these accidents covers the accident causes, the primary activity of the accident victims, and other contributing factors. A more detailed analysis of accidents associated with each piece of mobile equipment is also provided. This report will provide mine managers and mine safety personnel with a better understanding of the hazards associated with mobile mining equipment.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Motor-vehicles; Accident-statistics; Accidents; Accident-rates; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Surface-mining; Coal-workers; Coal-miners; Coal-mining
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9428
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division