Setting The Scene: Rockpass Accident Statistics And General Guidelines For The Design Of Rockpasses
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 2005
Records over the past ten years indicate that there is potential for serious multiple accidents due to engulfing associated with rockpasses. Significant attention is not usually given to the design of rockpasses, with the implication that mistakes leading to poor performance of the passes are often repeated. This paper outlines general guidelines for the design, support, operation and rehabilitation of rockpasses based on information obtained from the limited amount of literature on the subject.