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Ground fall injuries in underground stone mines.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-106, 2003 Nov; :1-4
Workers in underground stone mines have a high fatality rate caused by falls of ground from the mine roof or rib. NIOSH recommendations to reduce ground fall injuries and deaths address baskets, mechanical scalers, mechanical bolters, drill steel changing, personal protective equipment, and training.
Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Training; Safety-practices; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Mine-workers; Ground-control; Ground-stability; Mining-equipment; Protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Control-technology; Stone-mines; Nonmetal-mining
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
NTIS Accession No.
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-106
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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