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Covering the roof reduces crippling injuries underground.

Authors
Molinda-GM; Robertson-SB; Mark-C; Dolinar-DR
Source
Coal Age 2003 Nov-Dec; 108(11-12):20-22, 26
NIOSHTIC No.
20024567
Abstract
The underground coal miner must constantly monitor the roof and be aware of the possibility of serious injury or death from a rock fall. During each of the years between 1995 and 2001, more than 500 injuries were caused by roof falls in underground coal mines. It doesn't take a massive roof fall to hurt a miner. In data from 1997, the average size of a rock causing an injury was 35 inches long by 20 inches wide by 4 inches thick and weighed 283 lb.
Keywords
Underground-miners; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Ground-control; Ground-stability; Rock-falls; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
COLAA7
Publication Date
20031101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2004
Issue of Publication
11-12
ISSN
0009-9910
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Coal Age
State
PA; MD; WV; IL
Page last reviewed: June 7, 2019
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