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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.