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Title: Remote control continuous mining machine crushing accident data study

Abstract

A committee was formed to identify norms and trends in remote control continuous miner crushing accidents as part of US MSHA's efforts to reduce and eliminate these types of accidents. The committee was tasked with collecting, reviewing, and evaluating remote control accident data to identify significant factors that could possibly contribute to remote control accidents. The report identifies 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 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. 10 figs., 5 tabs., 7 apps.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
MSHA Approval and Certification Center (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
20905807
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
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

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NONE. Remote control continuous mining machine crushing accident data study. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
NONE. Remote control continuous mining machine crushing accident data study. United States.
NONE. Thu . "Remote control continuous mining machine crushing accident data study". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {A committee was formed to identify norms and trends in remote control continuous miner crushing accidents as part of US MSHA's efforts to reduce and eliminate these types of accidents. The committee was tasked with collecting, reviewing, and evaluating remote control accident data to identify significant factors that could possibly contribute to remote control accidents. The report identifies 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 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. 10 figs., 5 tabs., 7 apps.},
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year = {Thu May 11 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Thu May 11 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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