|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Roof falls: An inherent risk in underground coal mining|
|Editor(s):||Peng, Syd S|
|Citation:||Oraee K & Bakhtavar E (2009) Roof falls: An inherent risk in underground coal mining In: Peng Syd S, Barczak Tom, Mark Chris, Tadolini Steve, Finfinger Gerry, Heasley Keith, Luo Yi (ed.) Proceedings: 28th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM), Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, Department of Mining Engineering. 28th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM), 28.7.2009 - 30.7.2009, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.|
|Series/Report no.:||Ground Control in Mining|
|Conference Name:||28th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM)|
|Conference Location:||Morgantown, West Virginia, USA|
|Abstract:||The occurrence of rock falls in underground coal mines entails detrimental effects as fatal or non-fatal injuries on workers, stoppages in mining operations and breakdown of equipment. In this paper, a risk assessment approach on the basis of a decision analysis trend is employed in order to assess the possibility of and manage roof falls. Risk is then assessed by determination of likelihood of occurrence and the cost of consequences (outcomes). In this regard, collected real roof fall data from Tabas and Kerman coal regions comprising of several underground coal mines are used. It is concluded that the annual accidents due to the roof falls occurrence in the all investigated mines are so high that it is economically feasible to improve the support systems and to implement a suitable educational program as well as an accurate supervision and other elements of safety management.|
|Rights:||The ICGCM president has granted permission for use of this conference paper in this Repository. The paper was first published in the proceedings of 28th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM) by Morgantown, W. VA : Dept. of Mining Engineering, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University.|
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