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Title: Fatal accidents involving roof falls in coal mining, 1996--1998

This publication presents information on fatalities involving roof and rib falls that occurred in coal mining operations from January 1996 through December 1998. It includes statistics for the fatalities, as well as abstracts, best practices and illustrations. Conclusion statements have been substituted for best practices where no Title 30 Code of Regulations violations were cited during the accident investigation. From January 1996 through December 1998, 36 miners died at coal operations from accidents classified as roof falls. The information in the report is based on statistics taken from the 1996 through 1998 MSHA Fatal Illustration Programs: Roof Fall Fatalities by District.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5994958
Report Number(s):
PB-99-171324/XAB; MSHA/OT--42
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Mine Safety and Health Administration, Arlington, VA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ACCIDENTS; COAL MINING; DEATH; FAILURES; ROOFS; STRATA MOVEMENT; UNDERGROUND MINING; MINING 016000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Health & Safety