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3/13/2019 - Web softwareThe Fatalities Cost in Mining web application uses an adapted version of a well-known cost-of-injury methodology to estimate the societal cost of an individual fatality based on key characteristics of the fatally injured miner.
3/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis publication details the results of NIOSH studies to examine operating speeds based on usage and seam height.
3/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article is a review of recent accidents involving explosives transport both in the United States and outside of the United States.
1/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH researchers studied U.S. underground coal mine explosions over a 30-year period to identify the ignition sources and locations responsible for severe explosions resulting in death, and provided recommendations for safer electrical design.
11/1/2003 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper describes six representative fatalities due to flyrock and lack of blast area security in coal and nonmetal mines. Several mines were visited to collect information relative to working practices aimed at mitigating blasting hazards.
11/1/2003 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis NIOSH study was conducted to focus future research on the most significant electrical problems in the mining industry. Data from 1,926 mine electrical accidents (including 75 fatalities) that occurred between 1990 and 1999 were studied.
6/17/2020 - Data and statisticsMining Fact Sheets covering a variety of topics of general interest relating to mining operations, employees, fatalities, and nonfatal lost-time injuries.
Identification of Key Factors Affecting Machine-related Fatalities and Injuries in MNM Mining Sectors2/25/2020 - Research projectsA project to identify key factors influencing high incident rates around machinery and powered haulage in the mining industry in order to then identify research gaps to focus on for reducing mine worker machinery-related fatalities and injuries.
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