Digital Library
Close Browse articles from a journal
 
<< previous    next >>
     Journal description
       All volumes of the corresponding journal
         All issues of the corresponding volume
           All articles of the corresponding issues
                                       Details for article 6 of 11 found articles
 
 
  Risk assessment for loader- and dozer-related fatal incidents in U.S. mining
 
 
Title: Risk assessment for loader- and dozer-related fatal incidents in U.S. mining
Author: Md-Nor, Zainalabidin
Kecojevic, Vladislav
Komljenovic, Dragan
Groves, William
Appeared in: International journal on injury control and safety promotion
Paging: Volume 15 (2008) nr. 2 pages 65-75
Year: 2008-06
Contents: The paper presents the results of research aimed at developing a risk assessment process that can be used to more thoroughly characterise risks associated with loader- and dozer-related fatal incidents in US mining. The assessment is based on historical data obtained from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration investigation reports, which includes 77 fatal incidents that occurred from 1995 to 2006. The Preliminary Hazard Assessment method is used in identifying and quantifying risks. Risk levels are then developed using a pre-established risk matrix that ranks them according to probability and severity. The resulting assigned risk value can then be used to prioritise risk control strategies. A total of 10 hazards were identified for loaders. The hazards 'failure to follow adequate maintenance procedure' and 'failure of mechanical/electrical/hydraulic components' were the most severe and frequent hazards and they fell into the category of 'high' risk. The same number of hazards was identified for dozers. The hazard 'failure to identify adverse site/geological conditions' was the most severe and frequent hazard and it fell into the category of 'high' risk.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

                             Details for article 6 of 11 found articles
 
<< previous    next >>
 
 Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands