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Injury data show a dramatic reduction in roof skin injuries when screening is used. Five case studies in which roof screen was used are presented along with the costs of materials, impact on bolting advance rates, and potential ergonomic risks.
Roof screening has been found to be very effective in controlling the fall of small rocks from the immediate roof surface. Data is presented from two mines that show a dramatic reduction in roof skin injuries when screening is used.
This video teaches the importance of proper roof scaling in underground mining to avoid injury and improve work conditions.