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Document ID (ISN)23484
CIS number 75-1438
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Title Annual report of the Chief Safety Engineer for 1972/73.
Bibliographic information National Coal Board, Safety Branch, Hobart House, Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7AE, United Kingdom, Nov. 1973. 26p. Illus.
Abstract A review of injury trends is followed by information on: main causes of accidents (falls of ground, haulage and transport, machinery, explosives, explosions and ignitions, fires, shafts and winding, electricity); stumbling, falling and slipping; surface accidents; accident prevention activities. Accident statistics for 1972-73 and the results of pit safety campaigns are appended in tabular form. There was an increase in the fatal accident rate per 100,000 manshifts worked to 0.13 (0.10 in 1971/72), whereas the rate for serious injuries fell from 1.07 to 0.99. The total number of injuries involving more than 3 days' absence from work increased by 5,000 to 70,000. It is stated that accidents continue to occur as a result of sub-standard pit practices and physical situations which are outmoded. Indiscipline, poor design and breaches of the regulations still play an important role.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; United Kingdom; coal mining; labour inspection; statistics
Descriptors (secondary) report; statistical trends; falls of rock; mine fires; underground haulage; safety and health propaganda; explosions; electrical accidents; falls on the level; causes of accidents; winding
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Mining and quarrying