Underground mine fire preparedness - part 4 of 4.
Conti-RS; Wiehagen-WJ; Fowkes-RS; Vaught-C; Brnich-MJ Jr.
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1997 Sep; :3-10
This is the fourth and final article in a series that discusses underground fire-fighting preparedness. As with the previous three articles, it is based on interviews with 214 miners at 7 underground coal mines (referred to as Mines "A" through "G") conducted by researchers of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Pittsburgh Research Center. The first article 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. The third article described miners' experiences in fighting underground mine fires and presented their perceptions of training and readiness for fire-fighting. This final article in the series offers suggestions to improve mine fire-fighting preparedness.
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