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9/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper quantifies potential savings in WC premiums due to a reduction in rock fall injuries after roof screening in Pennsylvania’s underground coal mines. Two hypothetical mines with realistic injury and WC premium estimates were used.
12/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesMany rock fall injuries can be prevented with roof screen, but many coal mines are reluctant to use it due to added cost. This study looked at potential savings in workers' compensation premiums due reduced rock fall injuries after roof screening.
External L5-S1 Joint Moments When Lifting Wire Mesh Screen Used to Prevent Rock Falls in Underground Mines9/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study uses biomechanical modeling to estimate external moments about L5-S1 for sixteen lifting tasks, using two sizes of wire mesh screens, and presents recommendations to reduce spine loading.
7/1/2009 - Conference papersThis paper presents a description of geologic settings, mining conditions, rockmass characterization with geotechnical risk assessment, analysis, mapping, and control techniques used at an underground stone mine in Central Pennsylvania.
Performance Characteristics for Welded Wire Screen Used for Surface Control in Underground Coal Mines2/1/2009 - Conference papersThe load-deformation characteristics and the load capacity of welded wire screen (roof screen) used to control ground fall were evaluated in the laboratory in a specially built test frame.
1/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesMoisture-sensitive roof rocks have contributed to time-dependent roof falls. NIOSH research proves the value of a wet/dry cycling test for rock evaluation.
5/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper discusses the sources used in developing the CMRR, describes the CMRR data collection and calculation procedures, and briefly presents a number of practical mining applications in which the CMRR has played a prominent role.
3/1/2004 - Reports of InvestigationsHighly stressed rock in stopes continues to be a primary safety risk for miners in underground mines because this condition can result in failures of ground that lead to both injuries and death.
10/1/2003 - Information CircularsThis report describes the geologic origin, association, and potential danger from the most common hazards. Discussions of weak rock include drawrock, rider coals, head coal, stackrock, and stream valley effects.
8/1/2001 - Conference papersThis paper introduces warning signs of slope instability so operators are better able to recognize hazards. The most common slope monitoring equipment and practical methods of installation are discussed as well as the limitations of these systems.