mining hazard

mining hazard

[′mīn·iŋ ‚haz·ərd]
(mining engineering)
Any of the dangers unique to the winning and working of minerals and coal.
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Each spring, the metal and nonmetal mining industry hosts cooperative mine safety and health training workshops around the nation to increase awareness of mining hazards and improve mine safety and health.
The site has unfortunately been closed to the public for a very long time due to legacy mining hazards, but our proposals would see large areas of the site opened up, including a series of heritage and nature trails.
In its implementation of EO 79, the government reported that it has completed the No-Go Zones map, clearly delineating areas that are off-limits to mining in an apparent attempt to shield prime agricultural lands and agri-fishery development zones, tourism development areas and island ecosystems from potential mining hazards.
Coffin said monitoring for old mining hazards is a continual process, since new, previously hidden dangers can appear as the ground shifts.
It gives solicitors and conveyancers the professional guidance they need to identify all mining hazards, improving consistency in addressing issues and enabling them to make an informed recommendation to clients.
We have been doing so by focusing on several mining hazards, including those posed by underground explosions, accidents involving roof bolting machines and haulage vehicles, as well as the special safety problems faced by small mines and independent contractors.
Other risks inherent in the development of brown coal include the price risks of brown coal products which may be tied to worldwide energy prices, geological risks of finding brown coal of sufficient quantity and quality to prove commercial, mining hazards and increased costs of complying with environmental, health, safety and transportation regulation.
Public access to the land has been restricted since the Coal Authority determined it was "unparalleled in terms of risk it presents to public safety" due to old mining hazards, including shafts and sink holes.
Reopening the site could remove some of the existing mining hazards, which may not be addressed by conventional closure of fencing off the property.
Coalmark gives solicitors and conveyancers the professional guidance they need to identify all relevant coal mining hazards, improving consistency in how issues are addressed and enabling them to make informed recommendations to their clients.
secretary of the interior and Arizona member of Congress, on the grounds that the government's action in procuring the uranium and keeping its knowledge of mining hazards secret was a "discretionary function" and therefore exempt from suit under federal law.
Improved mine engineering and a better ground support have substantially reduced many of the historical mining hazards, according to a report authored by Jonathan Tyson titled To See or Not To See .
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