Mining Accident Prevention

Author: United States. Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration. Education and Training Branch

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ISBN: PSU:000029752546

Category: Mine safety

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Coal Mining Reference Book

From the foreword: "This revised Fifth Edition of the Coal Mining Reference Book is intended to fill the need for a simple, easily understood text of mining terms and problems that also addresses the importance of the safety and health of ...

Author: John L. Franklin

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ISBN: PSU:000043384228

Category: Coal mines and mining

Page: 259

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From the foreword: "This revised Fifth Edition of the Coal Mining Reference Book is intended to fill the need for a simple, easily understood text of mining terms and problems that also addresses the importance of the safety and health of mine workers. It should not be considered a textbook, but rather a reference manual from which those desiring to improve their knowledge of mining may obtain valuable information. Students will find it especially helpful in preparing for examinations for fire boss, mine foreman and mine inspector. The material presented is mostly in question-and-answer format and is in simple terms and language."
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Safety and Health in Opencast Mines

Opencast mines may not be as dangerous as underground mines, but they should respect a wide range of provisions in order to minimise safety and health risks to workers and people living nearby.

Author: International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221071030

Category: Mine safety

Page: 140

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Opencast mines may not be as dangerous as underground mines, but they should respect a wide range of provisions in order to minimise safety and health risks to workers and people living nearby. This code is intended for people responsible for occupational safety and health in opencast mining.
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Medical Geology in Mining

This book discusses a wide range of health-related mining issues, with particular reference to occupational diseases, metal toxicity, postural injuries in miners, modern fire safety controls, noise-induced hearing loss prevention, and noise ...

Author: Kirtikumar Randive

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030994945

Category: Science

Page: 359

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This book discusses a wide range of health-related mining issues, with particular reference to occupational diseases, metal toxicity, postural injuries in miners, modern fire safety controls, noise-induced hearing loss prevention, and noise mapping. Mining plays a central role in the development of modern civilization. By providing the essential raw materials, mining ensures progress, safety, and comfort of people. However, this necessary activity comes with several woes, the most important of which are occupational health hazards. Mines act as sources of constant danger and risk to the miners irrespective of the scale of mining, such as large-scale industrial mining or small-scale artisanal mining. Not only are there accidents, but continuous exposure to dust, metal toxicity, hazardous gases and fumes, and loud noises, giving rise to a variety of diseases to mine workers. The comprehensive coverage of issues and the case studies will make this book an essential reference and critical reading. Medical geology is a necessary discipline in earth sciences. Unfortunately, not much literature is available on this subject. Therefore, this book is essential for practicing engineers and supervisors in mines, health and safety professionals, researchers, and mining industry students.
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Regulating Danger

After examining the inherent physical dangers of the work, Whiteside shows how the interplay of economic, social, and technological forces created an envi-ronment of death in the western coal mines.

Author: James Whiteside

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803247524

Category: Law

Page: 304

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From the 1880s to the 1980s more than eight thousand workers died in the coal mines of the Rocky Mountain states. Sometimes they died by the dozens in fiery explosions, but more often they died alone, crushed by collapsing roofs or runaway mine cars. Many old-timers in coal-mining communities and even some historians haveøblamed the high fatality rate on ruthless coal barons exploiting miners in the single-minded pursuit of profit. The coal industry preferred to blame careless miners. James Whiteside looks beyond those charges in seeking to explain why the western coal mines were (and, to some degree, still are) dangerous and why territorial, state, and federal laws failed for so long to make them safer. Regulating Danger is the first extended study of the coal-mining industry in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. It exceeds the scope of traditional labor history in focusing on working conditions and the problems of workers instead of unions and strikes. After examining the inherent physical dangers of the work, Whiteside shows how the interplay of economic, social, and technological forces created an envi-ronment of death in the western coal mines. He goes on to discuss evolving industrial and political attitudes toward issues of responsibility for mine safety and government regulation and the fundamental changes in the industry that brought about safer working conditions.
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Air Flow Patterns in Coal Mines

Coal has been and remains an important source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide.

Author: Kenny Lee

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3847303880

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Page: 100

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Coal has been and remains an important source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide. It is extracted from the ground by various mining techniques and currently presents one of the most dangerous working environments for humans. Accidents in coal mines are reported with alarming regularity in media. The two main factors that are directly linked to the dangers in mining of coal are the risk for explosions and inhalation of gases such as methane and coal dust. In light of the hazards with airborne pollutants, it is critical to ensure an adequate and efficient ventilation of the mine. From a safety point of view, one should ensure that there is a high exchange rate of air in every passage in the mine to keep the concentration of pollutants to a minimum; however, from an economical point of view, the cost in doing so would be prohibitive. This project addresses the ventilation of mines from a modeling and simulation point of view: After a literature review of various ventilation systems and existing models for ventilation in a coal mine, the author will derive a simple -yet efficient- model that can be solved for a mine after calibration.
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Mining Laws of the State of Maryland

51 Cessation of work by Miner in dangerous place................................ 70 Changing Checks on Mine Cars prohibited. ... 19 Children not permitted to work in mines. ... 16 Compensation to miners, payment of wages, semi-monthly.

Author: Maryland

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ISBN: UIUC:30112088603573

Category: Mining industries

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Strip Mining

Strip mines can be found everywhere from Appalachia to India, across China, and all the way to Australia.

Author: Barbara M. Linde

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433998621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

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Strip mines can be found everywhere from Appalachia to India, across China, and all the way to Australia. They may contain deposits of coal, copper, or gold. Readers will find out what strip mines are and how they are used, and discover some of the pros and cons about the operation of these mines. Full-color photographs and in-depth sidebars highlight some of the destruction that the mining practices cause and how some companies work to reclaim the land after the mines are closed.
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Inspections and Investigations in Coal Mines Hearings Before a Subcommittee on S 2420 JUne 1 13 20 1939

In other words , if mining is dangerous by nature , then surely we would expect more fatalities in European mines than in American , and it is equally clear that it is not the recklessness of miners themselves that creates this ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Mines and Mining

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105110647828

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