Stability of backfilled cross-panel entries during longwall mining.
Seymour-B; Tesarik-D; Larson-M; Shoemaker-J
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 4-6, 1998, Morgantown, West Virginia. Peng SS, Holland CT, eds., Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 1998 Aug; :11-20
In cooperation with Cyprus Twentymile Coal Co., researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Spokane Research Laboratory, conducted a study at the Foidel Creek Mine, an underground coal mine near Oak Creek, Co. to evaluate the stability of underground working conditions as a longwall advanced through a series of backfilled cross-panel entries. Instruments installed in the cross-panel entry pillars, backfill, longwall panel, and adjacent headgate entry were continuously monitored by a computerized data acquisition system as the longwall approached and advanced through the backfilled section of the panel.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Mine-safety; Mine-workers
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Spokane Research Laboratory, Spokane, WA 99207
Other Occupational Concerns
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 4-6, 1998, Morgantown, West Virginia