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Protection against lightning at surface and underground mining plants.

Authors
Harrington-D; Parker-DJ; Harrison-LH
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 7447, 1948 Apr; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
20030764
Abstract
The necessity for protection against the hazards of lightning manifests itself from time to time in the mining industry by reason of loss of life, damage to electrical equipment, fires in surface structures at mines, and accidents in the handling and useof explosives. This paper is intended to assemble, correlate, and present some of the salient points embodied in the available literature on the subject and at the same time give some factual data concerning instances of such loss of life and damage to property, with special application to the mining industry.
Keywords
Electrical-hazards; Electricity; Smoke-control; Electrical-charge; Electric-power-transmission-lines; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-clothing; Protective-materials; Electrical-burns; Electric-properties; Safety-practices; Electrocutions
Publication Date
19480401
Document Type
Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1948
Identifying No.
IC-7447
NIOSH Division
BERC; WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 7447
State
DC; AL
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division