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Mine rescue and response.
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Coal Research, Sandton, Republic of South Africa. Washington. DC: International Conference on Coal Research, 2000 Sep; :127-136
This paper describes technology and training that has been identified for underground emergency responder. Historically, underground mine rescue teams have only received training in the course of actual emergencies, or in simulated mine environments, usually on the surface, with placards to identify objects and hazards. Also, while U.S. federal regulations require all underground miners not fully prepare them for the conditions that will be encountered in real escape situations. Therefore, it is extremely important that miners are provided with adequate technology and that training simulations are conducted in a realistic manner.
Mining-industry; Training; Escape-systems; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Rescue-measures; Emergency-response
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Coal Research, Sandton, Republic of South Africa
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