Analyses of mobile equipment fires for all U.S. surface and underground coal and metal/nonmetal mining categories, 1990-1999.
NIOSH 2004 Jan; :1-53
This report analyzes mobile equipment fires for all U.S. surface and underground coal and metal/nonmetal mining categories by state and 2-year time periods during 1990-1999. Risk rate values are derived, and ignition source, methods of fire detection and suppression, and other variables are examined. The data were derived from MSHA mine fire accident publications and verbal communications with mine personnel. The analyses will provide the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and the mining industry with a better understanding of the hazards associated with mobile equipment fires and will create a basis for future fire research programs.
Mine-fires; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Surface-mining; Coal-mining; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Fire-hazards; Safety-research; Miners; Sand-and-gravel-mines; Stone-mines; Injuries
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Information Circular; Numbered Publication
NTIS Accession No.
(NIOSH) 2004-105; IC-9467
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
PA; WV; KY; IN; AL; VA; NV; AZ; MN; CA; MI; MO