firedamp explosion

firedamp explosion

[′fīr‚damp ik′splō·zhən]
(mining engineering)
An explosion of a mixture of firedamp and air.
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Indeed, in a previous role, he had been working at the West Moor pit when a firedamp explosion killed 10 miners.
The disaster was the deadliest mining incident in Turkey's history, surpassing the death toll of a firedamp explosion that killed 263 miners in Zonguldak in 1992.
The mine collapse in the Mustafakemalpasa town of Bursa on December 10, 2009 killed 19 workers while a firedamp explosion in Dursunbey, Balikesir on February 23, 2010 killed 17 workers.
Mehmet Torun of the Chamber of Mine Engineers, said three firedamp explosions in such a short period of time showed that safety measures were not sufficient.
There was a firedamp explosion, roof cave-in, and flooding in the Allegheny Anthracite Company Mine No.
In 1844, a firedamp explosion killed five men and severely burned and injured several more.
In August 1858, at the Cyfing Colliery, Ystalyfera, six men were killed and four seriously injured by a firedamp explosion.
Yildiz who briefed reporters on rescue efforts in the site of firedamp explosion Tuesday in Zonguldak said the debris had to be cleaned, before rescue teams could continue looking for trapped miners.
Firedamp explosion in Dursunbey revealed that those who added value to the country in hard works were not valued.
Another firedamp explosion occurred in a coal mine in northwestern province of Balikesir, where 17 people had died four years ago.