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Roof fall entrapment: eyewitness account by Larry Strayer.
USBM 1992 Jan; :14 minutes
The video consists of an interview with a miner who tells about a fall that occurred while he and another miner were attempting to bar down top just inby the last row of supports. He explains that the other miner was injured but eventually recovered. He, however, lost a leg as a result of this accident. It is stressed that going even a short distance inby supports is not worth the possible outcome of an accident. The video would be beneficial for use with anyone who works underground. It would be particularly useful for training new miners. The instructor's guide contains suggestions to help you use the tape as part of an effective training session.
Occupational-hazards; Mining-industry; Miners; Mine-disasters; Mine-workers; Occupational-accidents; Injuries; Occupational-hazards; Leg-injuries; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Training
National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Department of Instructional Materials, 1301 Airport Road, Beaver, WV 25813-9426
U.S. Bureau of Mines
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division