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AS 2865-2009 Confined Spaces

Regulation 144 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2001 states: (1) The site senior executive must ensure a person is not exposed to— (a) an atmosphere in a confined space on the surface of the mine that... Read more


Report of Investigation - Fatal Underground Coal Mine Fire

What On Thursday, January 19, 2006, an underground mine fire occurred near the longwall conveyor belt drive. Miners working underground began evacuating the mine. Heavy smoke was encountered by the 12 miners who were evacuating from the development section located inby... Read more


Rio Tinto Safety Standards: C. Operations Standards: C4. Working at Heights

The Rio Tinto safety standard for Work at Heights. Main areas of coverage are the design and use of Fall Prevention and Fall Protection equipment. Guidelines for the use of ladders and barricades are also given. This standard is applicable... Read more


Rio Tinto Occupational Health Standards: A. Management Systems Standards: A1. General Occupational Health Systems

The general occupational health (OH) standard for Rio Tinto sites, this document outlines the minimum requirements of OH systems. Coverage includes: health management system, work systems, health organisation and communication, change management, and contractor health management. ... Read more


Evaluation of a Signalling and Warning System for Underground Mines

Underground mines rely on alarm systems, such as stench gas, audible or visual alarms, pager phones, telephones, and messengers to warn miners of a fire or other emergency. These systems are often slow, unreliable, and limited in mine coverage. This... Read more


Fatal Fall of Rib Accident Cardinal Mine Warrior Coal LLC Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky Gunther-Nash Inc. ID B08 Slope Sinking

What A 29 year-old construction worker, with two months experience, sustained fatal injuries when a rock measuring rolled out from the rib causing fatal injuries. Recommendations Always work and travel under supported roof and secure ribs. Apply additional safety precautions where geological changes/anomalies... Read more


Fatal Fall of Rib Accident Cardinal Mine Warrior Coal LLC Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky Gunther-Nash Inc. ID B08 Slope Sinking

What A 29 year-old construction worker, with two months experience, sustained fatal injuries when a rock rolled out from the rib causing fatal injuries. Why Management's failure to adequately control the ribs as required by the Approved Slope Sinking Plan. Recommendations Always work and travel... Read more


Protective Structures for Low-Coal Shuttle Car Operator

This report discusses Bureau of Mines efforts to develop partial protective structures for operators of low-coal shuttle cars. Three possible limited-coverage design scenarios (roll bars, sliding canopies, and flip-top canopies) were designed, fabricated, and evaluated for low-coal shuttle cars. All... Read more


Fatal Underground Coal Mine Fire

What On Thursday, January 19, 2006, an underground mine fire occurred near the longwall conveyor belt drive. Miners working underground began evacuating the mine. Heavy smoke was encountered by the 12 miners who were evacuating from the development section located inby... Read more


Printed: 20 September, 2017.


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