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Coal-mine-explosion research by the Bureau of Mines, 1954-55.
Hartmann-I; Nagy-J; Rauschenberger-JK; Mitchell-DW
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 5264, 1956 Sep; :1-26
As part of the continuing effort by the Bureau of Mines to promote mine safety, research work is being conducted at the Experimental coal mine, Bruceton, Pa., on the prevention of coal-mine explosions and on other mine-safety problems. The principal subjects studied during the past 2 years are briefly described in this paper. Although at present these problems are relevant particularly to the mine layout and to high-speed mining practices in numerous American coal mines, it is hoped that the findings will prove interesting and useful also to our European research colleagues. Some of the investigations treated here will be presented in greater detail in forthcoming Bureau of Mines reports.
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Explosions; Explosion-prevention; Coal-mining
Report of Investigations
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 5264
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