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Protection against lightning at surface and underground mining plants.
Harrington-D; Parker-DJ; Harrison-LH
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 7447, 1948 Apr; :1-23
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.
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
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 7447
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