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Title: MSHA releases data on CM crushing accidents

Abstract

The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MHSA) recently formed a committee to identify norms and trends in remote control continuous miner crushing accidents. The final report found that these types of accidents commonly happen to experienced miners during routine mining activities, with the majority occurring while moving the miner from one face to another, place changing. Another common aspect of the accidents is that many of the victims are experienced miners who are newly employed at the mine where the accident occurred. Training all employees to stay outside the turning radius of an energized remote control continuous miner, establishing this as a safe operating procedure, and consistently enforcing this practice among miners will reduce these types of accidents. This article was excerpted from the 'Remote Control Continuous Mining Machine Crushing Accident Data Study' published in May 2006. The report may be found from the website: www.msha.gov. 4 figs., 1 tab.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20885652
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Coal Age; Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: hill.juliette@dol.gov
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; USA; US MSHA; ACCIDENTS; CONTINUOUS MINERS; DATA ANALYSIS; MORTALITY; REMOTE CONTROL; COAL MINING; LONGWALL MINING; UNDERGROUND MINING; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; INJURIES; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; RECOMMENDATIONS

Citation Formats

NONE. MSHA releases data on CM crushing accidents. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
NONE. MSHA releases data on CM crushing accidents. United States.
NONE. Thu . "MSHA releases data on CM crushing accidents". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_20885652,
title = {MSHA releases data on CM crushing accidents},
author = {NONE},
abstractNote = {The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MHSA) recently formed a committee to identify norms and trends in remote control continuous miner crushing accidents. The final report found that these types of accidents commonly happen to experienced miners during routine mining activities, with the majority occurring while moving the miner from one face to another, place changing. Another common aspect of the accidents is that many of the victims are experienced miners who are newly employed at the mine where the accident occurred. Training all employees to stay outside the turning radius of an energized remote control continuous miner, establishing this as a safe operating procedure, and consistently enforcing this practice among miners will reduce these types of accidents. This article was excerpted from the 'Remote Control Continuous Mining Machine Crushing Accident Data Study' published in May 2006. The report may be found from the website: www.msha.gov. 4 figs., 1 tab.},
doi = {},
journal = {Coal Age},
number = 2,
volume = 112,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}