The Coal Mining Section of the National Safety Council has selected hand and finger injuries of coal miners as a major topic for safety policy analysis. So that facts about hand and finger injuries can be used to guide the Committee's work and the work of policy-makers, we present in this paper, detailed analyses of the following factors related to hand and finger injuries received by coal miners between 1975 and 1983: occupations of the injured miners; activities of the miners when injured; machines involved; objects, substances, exposures, or bodily motions that produced or inflicted the injuries; principal physical characteristics of injuries; and events directly resulting in the injuries. We analyze hand injuries for underground and surface mines separately because of the remarkably different production methods and hazards evident in these two operating environments.
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|Soc of Mining Engineers
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|Published - Jan 1 1986
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Engineering