Tag: Refuge Chamber Policy

Gold Mine Fire A Near Miss For The Industry

South Africa now has a opportunity to take the recent Harmony incident as a quiet reminder that more needs to be done with regards to regulations placed on underground mining emergency response planning.

Should Coal Mines Have Refuge Chambers?

In comparison to metal mines, the need for a coal mine refuge chamber has long been debated. Coal mines have significant quantities of fuel that can burn for days, so perhaps the rescue and evacuation strategies should be different.

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