Incorporating safety into surface haulage in the Powder River basin [electronic resource].
- Blacksburg, Va. : Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dept. of Mining and Minerals Engineering, 1996.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- pages 53-64 : digital, PDF file
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- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Powder River Basin (PRB) coal deposit extends from southeast Montana to northeast Wyoming. This paper describes a number of haulage practices and tools in use at several mines of the southern PRB and the way in which safety has been designed into and implemented for surface haulage of coal and overburden. Experiences described herein focus on the northeastern corner of Wyoming. All the mines in this area rely on safe and efficient movement of enormous volumes of material, and the results achieved in safety underscore the planning and attention to detail present in the PRB. There are currently 12 large surface mines (those greater than 10.0MM tons/year) operating in this area. In 1995, these mines produced over 230.0MM tons of coal.
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- E 1.99:conf-9608122--
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
27. annual institute on mining, health, safety, and research, Blacksburg, VA (United States), 26-28 Aug 1996.
Jennings, C.; Jeffery, W.
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