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Document ID (ISN)108114
CIS number 08-709
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-103
Title New technology for ground control in multiple-seam mining
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Nov. 2007. 2p. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In some coalfields of the United States, many mines are operating above and/or beneath previously mined seams. These operations can cause roof falls and other accidents that can threaten the safety of miners. This information sheet describes research undertaken by NIOSH on multiple-seam mining and summarizes the contents of two publications: a first document consists of a compendium of a variety of papers on recent knowledge about the safety of multiple-seam mining; the second report presents a software package which is a simple user-friendly computer program to help mine planners.
Descriptors (primary) USA; coal mining; research; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; safety engineering; public OSH institutions; safety guides; hazard evaluation; computer applications; collapse
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying