Barometric Hazards Within The Context Of Deep-Level Mining
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 2005
This paper considers potential risks to the health of workers in ultra-deep mines, including barotrauma, physiological effects and toxicity of airborne pollutants. Relevant previous research is reviewed, including work by the Chamber of Mines Research Organization and the Deep Mine Cooperative Research Programme, and recommendations are offered for prospectively limiting pressure-related health risks.