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Roof fall entrapment: eyewitness account by Dave Garry.
USBM 1992 Jan; :15 minutes
Dave, a miner helper, tells about witnessing a roof fall that covered the continuous mining machine. He discusses efforts that were made inby supports to rescue the trapped, but unharmed operator and recognizes that danger could have been minimized by installing temporary supports before continuing rescue. 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: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division