Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program
PROP 2014: Summer Alert
Although improvements in roof control technology have led to a drop in accidents related to roof and rib falls, such accidents remain a leading cause of injuries in underground coal mines. During 2013, 265 miners were injured in roof and rib accidents. Nearly half of those accidents occurred during the summer months of June through September. That is why this year’s annual Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program (PROP) will focus on conditions specific to the hot, humid days of summer. Informational posters and hard hat stickers, posted below, will be distributed to underground miners and mine operators.
This Year's Resources...
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