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Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines

Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines

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Published by U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Program Planning and Evaluation in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal mine accidents -- United States,
  • Mine safety -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Mine Safety and Health Administration. Directorate of Program Planning and Evaluation
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 72 p. ;
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14924449M

    With the loss of jobs from closing the uranium mines, coal mining has become one of the only sources of well-paying jobs for Dineh men. But coal mining is also dangerous to health as well as the environment, both when it is dug out of the ground and when . Surface and underground mining is associated with two pneumoconioses, or dust diseases of the lung. Black lung disease, also known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, comes from inhaling coal mine dust. The other disease, silicosis, is caused by inhaling silica dust from crushed rocks.   Aim: To determine whether kneeling or squatting for prolonged periods is sufficiently causally associated with an increased risk of injury or degenerative disease of the knee joint as to meet the classic criteria to be considered an occupational disease of coal miners for whom these are or have been routine working postures. Method: Systematic literature searches were made for studies relating Cited by: An occupational injury is bodily damage resulting from working. The most common organs involved are the spine, hands, the head, lungs, eyes, skeleton, and tional injuries can result from exposure to occupational hazards (physical, chemical, biological, or psychosocial), such as temperature, noise, insect or animal bites, blood-borne pathogens, aerosols, hazardous chemicals.

    However, some statistical indicators showed the reverse with days lost to LTIs up f to 14, days, the LTI and disabling injury duration rate up from to days per injury, and the number of permanent incapacities up from 7 to 39 injuries/illnesses.


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Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines. [Washington, D.C.?]: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of.

Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines. Mine Safety and Health Administration. Abstract. Authors: John M. DeMichiei [et al.]"June "--T.p."References": p. Mode of access: Internet Topics: Coal mine accidents, Coal miners. A conceptual Framework PRECEDE and PROCEED Model was used to design the questionnaire to assess factors associated with severe occupational injuries at the mine.

The questionnaire was developed using constructs in the framework which include: Predisposing, Enabling and Reinforcing by: Factors that had practical importance and that were significantly associated with injury severity included mine worker's age, part of the body injured, type of accident, agency of accident, and mine worker by: for assessing injury risks associated with ergonomics aspects of underground coal mining equipment.

De-identified text describing all incidents reported by underground coal mines in NSW during the 3 years to J were obtained from Coal Services. Narratives describing injuries.

Coal mining leads u.s. industries in fatal injuries2 and is associated with chronic health problems among miners, such as black lung disease, which causes permanent scarring of the lung tissues.3 In addition to the miners themselves, communities near coal mines may be adversely affected by mining.

Factors Associated with Occupational Injuries at a Mine. A review of occupational injuries statistics at a gold mine Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines book the Chinhoyi National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Region, in Zimbabwe between and showed an increasing trend in the incidence of occupational injuries from 25 cases per in to per in Productivity, Safety, and Regulation in Underground Coal Mining: Evidence from Disasters and Fatalities Gautam Gowrisankarany Charles He Eric A.

Lutzz Je erey L. Burgessx Abstract Underground coal mining is a dangerous industry where the regulatory state may impose tradeo s between productivity and safety.

We recover the marginal. An Examination of Mine Blasting Accidents Over a Quarter of a Century By: H.C. Verakis ABSTRACT This paper summarizes blasting accident data for over a quarter of a century () for all types of surface and underground mining Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines book in the United States.

Although many billions of pounds of explosives and blasting agent have been used byFile Size: KB. Chapter 3 identified technologies that will benefit major components of the industry in the areas of exploration, mining, and processing. This chapter discusses concerns for potential new health hazards arising from the introduction of new technology.

At the beginning of the twentieth century approximately 3, coal miners and 1, metal/nonmetal workers were killed annually in mine. Objective To determine whether the prevalence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) or progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) among United States underground miners is associated with mine size.

Methods We examined chest radiographs from to of working miners who participated in the National Coal Workers Health Surveillance Program for the presence of small and Cited by: The purpose of this PIB is to provide information on factors that can be used to assess the risk of coal bursts occurring in underground mines, particularly those deep cover mines operating at depths exceeding 1, feet.

This PIB also provides information operators can use to conduct a risk assessment to identify the potential for coal bursts. The primary causes of the fatalities in underground mines are falls of ground, powered haulage, explosions machinery and electrical, Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines book for about 90% of all fatalities.

In surface mines the primary causes of fatalities are. Predictors of lost-time injuries included slips and falls, electric injuries, use of mining equipment, working in underground mining, worker’s age and occupational by: 2. Underground coal mining injury: A look at how age and experience relate to days lost from work following an injury Article in Safety Science 48(4) April Factors associated with disabling injuries in underground coal mines book 86 Reads.

Mine safety management of the case study mines should outskirt their age old belief that accidents/injuries are due to hazardous nature of mining and only engineering control and regulatory monitoring are sufficient for improving safety of the by: Also as expected, mining method was strongly associated with the incidence of injury; the coefficient of the mining method variable indicated that, compared to room-and-pillar mines, longwall mines experienced a lower incidence rate of all injuries, injuries with lost workdays, and the most serious injuries by factors of, andrespectively, keeping all other variables by: Injury experience in coal mining, Detailed analysis of factors influencing mine safety and related employment, production and productivity data (Bulletin / Bureau of Mines) [Seth T Reese] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

section describes underground mining equipment, with particular focus on excavation machinery such as boomheaders, coal cutters, continuous miners and shearers.

Underground Mining Methods Classification of Underground Mining Methods Mineral production in which all extracting operations are conducted beneath the groundFile Size: KB. Occupational factors associated with LBP were identified, including tasks with a high degree of repetitiveness (OR95%CI ), tasks characterized by a high level of physical demand (OR95% CI ), posture requiring extreme bending (OR95% CI ) and insufficient recovery time (OR95% CI ).Cited by: So far the risk assessment is done in coal mines based on the fatal injuries or disasters as a reactive measure.

However, companies that proactively seize the opportunity can minimize the likelihood that an injury event will occur. This work is an endeavour to assess the risk of the reportable injuries of miners as a step of proactive by: 3.

Injuries associated with underground coal mining equipment in NSW during 05/06 ‐ 07/08 De-identified text describing all incidents reported by underground coal mines in NSW during the 3 years to J were obtained from Coal Services. The paper deals with the first as it applies to underground coal mining.

AB - There are four factors which make up a successful approach to prevention: the use of ergonomics in the design of job tasks; selection of workers who are physically qualified for physically stressful tasks; training the workers; and post-injury rehabilitation and Author: Terrence J Stobbe.

Underground Mines • 63% of all Coal Produced East of the Mississippi is from Underground Mines – In all states east of the Mississippi, except Indiana and Tennessee, the majority of coal production comes from underground mining activities • 9% of all Coal Produced West of the Mississippi is from Underground Mines.

INJURY INFORMATION According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) accident database, over 55% of the permanent disabling injuries in underground coal mining during were due to material handling [MSHA ]. An even greater number of nondisabling injuries may be linked to material handling in mining.

comparison of the total injury rates in US coal mines. The injury rates have declined both in surface and underground mines. However, the total number of injuries per one million employee-hours for underground US coal mines in the last decade is three to four times higher than for surface mines.

Musculoskeletal disorders are a type of injury that can take a long time to develop, they are a cumulative type of injury, and are associated with more lost time and higher compensation costs than other types of injuries. Exposures to risk factors can lead to the development of permanent, disabling injuries, and illnesses that may prevent workers from returning to their jobs and performing simple.

Exposure to occupational hazards among the 64 respondents (response rate = 78%) included vibration from hand tools or machinery (3%), temperatures that make one perspire even when not working (4%), low temperatures whether indoors or outdoors (4%), smoke, fume, powder or dust inhalation (13%), pesticides (3%), noise so loud that voice had to be raised to talk to people (4%), Cited by: 5.

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Full text of "Toward Safer Underground Coal Mines". Safety considerations when blasting off the solid in underground fiery coal mines by G.V.R. Landman* and K.S. Ireland* Synopsis In the early days of underground coal mining, the use of explosives to break coal resulted in a large number of disastrous methane and coal dust explosions and consequential loss of life.

Research by the. Similarly, the MSHA documen work-related injuries among American miners from to (the most recent year for which statistics are. The third charge to the committee was to consider significant emerging research areas in mining safety and health that appear especially important in terms of their relevance to the mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program.

Emerging issues can be associated with cultural or industrial factors. the materials-handling injuries in underground mine accidents. Some types of accidents are unique to metal mines, some to coal mines, and some are common in both types of mines.

Underground coal mines have a much higher percentage of materials-handling back injuries than do underground metal/nonmetal mines. A breakdown by activity is shown in Cited by: 2. Based on the number of fatalities per year, a persistent area of concern in mine safety continues to be equipment related.

Data from the period through were studied in order to identify major hazards for underground mining equipment-related fatal incidents and to perform an analysis of those that occurred over the last 13 years. Reports on equipment-related fatal incidents Cited by: 8.

This code of practice on the prevention of accidents due to fires underground in coal mines comprises two parts. Part 1 contains provisions applicable to all coal mines, namely a series of general operation precautions, together with provisions on the organization of the prevention and detection of fires and of fire fighting.

Part 2 contains additional provisions applicable to mines liable to. Predictors of work injury in underground mines — an application of a logistic regression model P. Paul Department of Mining Engineering, Indian School of Mines University, DhanbadIndia Abstract: Mine accidents and injuries are complex and generally characterized by several factors starting from personal to techni.

Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content and since the s, has been widely used to generate electricity.

Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine is a pit, and the. In coal mining, the rate of injuries and illnesses with days away from work was per full-time workers inmore than twice the rate for the private sector as a whole.

The bituminous coal underground mining rate was per full-time workers, more than three times the File Size: 74KB. Open cut coal workers reported the most claims in the sector (32 per cent), followed by underground coal workers (13 per cent) Psychological injuries continue to rise with a 35 per cent increase.

WorkCover statistics also indicate that injured workers in the mining sector are taking longer to return to work from injury compared with previous years. Emergency management for Western Australian mines – CODE OF PRACTICE. 1 Introduction. Aims. The potentially hazardous nature of mining operations, and their often remote locations, mean that being prepared for an emergency situation is critical to the safety and health of personnel.

For the purposes of this code of practice, the term File Size: 1MB. Coal mining, extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground. Coal is pdf most abundant fossil fuel on Earth. Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy. It was the basic energy source that fueled the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th.hazards associated with the mining industry download pdf always paramount.

Encouragingly there have been significant improvements in the underground metalliferous and quarry sectors and a reduction in lost time injuries and disabling injuries across the board.

For example, the data tell us the number of lost time injuries and disabling injuries. A new range of connected ebook technologies may be already improving safety across the mining industry. Serious workplace injuries and illnesses cost the .