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Safety analysis of surface haulage accidents - part 2.
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1997 Jul; :8-9
Research on improving haulage truck safety, started by the U.S. Bureau of Mines, is being continued by its successors. Fatal haulage accidents most often involve loss of control or collisions caused by a variety of factors. Lost-time injuries most often involve sprains or strains to the back or multiple body areas, which can often be attributed to rough roads and the shocks of loading and unloading. Part 2 describes research to reduce these accidents, including improved warning systems, shock isolation for drivers, encouraging seatbelt usage, and general improvements to system and task design.
Mining-industry; Occupational-accidents; Mine-workers; Underground-mining; Truck-drivers; Mortality-data; Accident-statistics; Traumatic-injuries; Lost-work-days; Miners
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
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