Underground mine fire preparedness - part 3 of 4.
Wiehagen-WJ; Conti-RS; Vaught-C; Fowkes-RS; Brnich-MJ Jr.
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1997 Aug; :3-7
This is the third in a series of four articles that discuss underground fire-fighting preparedness. As with the first two articles, it is based on interviews with 214 miners conducted at 7 underground coal mines (referred to as Mines "A" through "G") by researchers of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Pittsburgh Research Center. In the first article, the authors presented an overview of the study conducted by NIOSH on mine fire response preparedness and provided a general perspective on underground mine fires. The second article discussed miners' preparedness to evacuate a fire and their experience with incipient fires. In this article, we describe miners' experience in fighting underground mine fires and present their perceptions of training and readiness for fire-fighting.
Mine-fires; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Fire-fighting; Fire-safety; Fire-prevention; Safety-measures; Training; Mine-workers; Miners
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin