E3S Web Conf.
Volume 29, 2018XVIIth Conference of PhD Students and Young Scientists
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||31 January 2018|
Method of operator safety assessment for underground mobile mining equipment
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Faculty, Department of Machine Design and Research, 27 Wyb. Wyspianskiego St., 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
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The paper presents a method of assessing the safety of operators of mobile mining equipment (MME), which is adapted to current and future geological and mining conditions. The authors focused on underground mines, with special consideration of copper mines (KGHM). As extraction reaches into deeper layers of the deposit it can activate natural hazards, which, thus far, have been considered unusual and whose range and intensity are different depending on the field of operation. One of the main hazards that affect work safety and can become the main barrier in the exploitation of deposits at greater depths is climate threat. The authors have analysed the phenomena which may impact the safety of MME operators, with consideration of accidents that have not yet been studied and are not covered by the current safety standards for this group of miners. An attempt was made to develop a method for assessing the safety of MME operators, which takes into account the mentioned natural hazards and which is adapted to current and future environmental conditions in underground mines.
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