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AEROGICAL DISASTERS AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF OTHER DISASTERS IN POLISH COAL MINES

AUTHOR/S: A. STRUMINSKI, B. M. STRUMINSKA, M. NOWYSZ
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 357-364 pp

ABSTRACT

The paper presents the evaluation of mine disasters statistics with particular reference
to aerological disasters which took place in Polish coal mines from 1945 to 2008. These
disasters concern the events which the death of five or more miners working in the mine
underground. They were caused by: breakout or outflow of carbon dioxide, methane
explosion, tremors and roof falls, explosion of coal dust, fires, heat strokes, water
outflows or breakdown of mine equipment. The special attention was paid to fire
prevention level, which resulted in elimination of fire disasters in Polish coal industry in
years 1991-2008.

Keywords: work safety, aeorogical disaster prediction and prevention