Abstract

"The progress of coal mine safety may be compared to the development in mining through the years. When coal was first discovered centuries ago, it was taken from river or creek beds and from the outcroppings on the sides of hills. After removing the most accessible coal from the surface, it was necessary to mine the coal by quarrying or stripping the overburden from the coal seams. It is reasonable to assume that when such operations began, accidents of a serious nature also began to occur. Such accidents were no doubt due to rolling rocks or stones, falling material, and by falls of persons"--Chapter I--History of Coal Mine Safety, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Forbes, Carroll Ralph

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1941

Pagination

iii, 63 pages, 10 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Rights

© 1941 Charles F. Herbert, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Coal mines and mining -- Safety measures

Thesis Number

T 715

Print OCLC #

5968864

Electronic OCLC #

742580848

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