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Reduction of fire hazards on large mining equipment.
Coal Age 2008 Sep; 113(9):30, 32, 34
Although standards and regulations are in place to prevent large mining equipment fires, recent analyses of mine accident data show that mining equipment fires still occur with alarming frequency and grave consequences, particularly at all surface mines and in underground metal/nonmetal mines. Recent technological advances in fire protection, combined with the statistical data on equipment fires led NIOSH to reinvestigate this area to improve operator safety. NIOSH demonstrated that newly developed technologies, such as dual cab fire inerting systems and engine compartment fire barriers can greatly enhance operator safety and lessen the damage of property during large mobile equipment fires.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Mine-fires; Surface-mining; Underground-mining; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Fire-fighting; Fire-extinguishing-systems; Fire-proofing
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Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division