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Underground hazard recognition training.
Aggreg Manag 1998 Nov; 2(11):30-33
From 1987 through 1996, 13 fatalities occurred at underground operations in the U.S. stone mining industry. A review of the underground limestone mine injury data for this 10-year period indicated a high fatality concentration in one area: ground failures. Approximately 92 percent of the operator fatalities involved falls of face, rib, pillar, side, highwall, roof or back. Further, more than 11 percent of the operator non-fatal days lost incidents reported during this period more classified as ground control accidents.
Underground-mining; Mining-industry; Hazards; Ground-control; Training; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Hard-rock-mines; Traumatic-injuries
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