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Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.
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The Use of Permissible Explosives

Description: From Preface: "The present bulletin is printed as a supplement to Bulletin 17 and is intended primarily for coal miners, especially for those working in fields where inflammable gas or coal dust may cause disastrous mine explosions. The bulletin is issued by the Bureau of Mines in the hope that it may prove helpful in lessening accidents due to the use of explosives, and in particular may aid in preventing mine explosions, many of which have been caused by the use of improper explosives."
Date: 1912
Creator: Rutledge, J. J. & Hall, Clarence
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The Mining Industry in the Territory of Alaska During the Calendar Year 1915

Description: From Introduction: "This condition is likely to be serious, as preparations have been made for opening the Matanuska, Bering River, and Neanna coal fields, and a number of permits granting the free use of 10-acre tracts in other fields throughout the Territory have been issued.The need of a comprehensive inspection law and experienced engineers to safeguard the opening of coal mines by operators who are not familiar with coal mining and are using inexperienced help is obvious."
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Sumner S.
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Investigation of Fire and Explosion Accidents in the Chemical, Mining, and Fuel-Related Industries: A Manual

Description: From Introduction: "This manual is organized to facilitate the task of finding the particular data or information of interest. The initial section outlines specific procedures for accident investigations; the second section presents pertinent definitions and basic concepts for understanding combustion data; the next sections discuss the large compilation of combustion data presented for various combustible classes; and the final section deals with the damage analyses of fire and explosion accidents."
Date: unknown
Creator: Kuchta, Joseph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Accident-Severity Rates For Certain Metal Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the severity of accidents in the metal-mine industry. 34 metal-mines documented the number and severity of all accidents over the course if one calendar year. This report includes tables.
Date: September 1926
Creator: Adams, William Waugh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1914

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the Untied States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked. This report includes tables and illustrations.
Date: 1916
Creator: Fay, Albert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

First Responders and Criticality Accidents

Description: Nuclear criticality accident descriptions typically include, but do not focus on, information useful to first responders. We studied these accidents, noting characteristics to help (1) first responders prepare for such an event and (2) emergency drill planners develop appropriate simulations for training. We also provide recommendations to help people prepare for such events in the future.
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: Putman, Valerie L. & Minnema, Douglas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aircraft accidents : method of analysis

Description: From Introduction Purpose and Organization: "This report on a method of analysis of aircraft accidents has been prepared by a special committee on the nomenclature, subdivision, and classification of aircraft accidents organized by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in response to a request dated February 18, 1928, from the Air Coordination Committee consisting of the Assistant Secretaries for Aeronautics in the Departments of War, Navy, and Commerce."
Date: January 1, 1929
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Report Submitted to the Trail Smelter Arbitral Tribunal

Description: From Forward: "The first part of this report discusses the details of the plant equipment and procedure. The second part of the report discusses in detail the relationship between between meteorological conditions in the valley and atmospheric diffusion processes. The third part gives the provisional operating regimes in force during the investigation, the amount of sulfur fixed and amount emitted to the atmosphere, and summary of data from the permanent recorders."
Date: 1944
Creator: Dean, R. S. & Swain, R. E.
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Methods and Techniques of Fallout Studies Using a Particulate Simulant

Description: From Abstract: "These data are important for personnel protection on a national basis in the event of war and on a local basis in the event of certain types of nuclear accidents. This report discusses the need for such information and suggests methods for obtaining it."
Date: August 1960
Creator: Lee, William & Borella, Henry M.
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Explosives Accidents in the Anthracite Mines of Pennsylvania: 1923-1927

Description: From Basis and Purpose of Report: "This report constitutes a large-size sample of these causes as taken from the Pennsylvania Department of Mine records. This report should therefore be a valuable experience record for all those who seek to prevent accidents with explosives, especially to all users of explosives."
Date: 1931
Creator: Howell, S. P.
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Slip-and-Fall Accidents During Equipment Maintenance in the Surface Mining Industry

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining accidents during equipment maintenance. As stated in the abstract, "this U.S. Bureau of Mines report identifies potential causes of slip-and-fall accidents occurring during surface mine equipment maintenance and describes the relative roles of direct worker behavior and machine design" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1990
Creator: Albin, Thomas J. & Adams, W. P.
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Flying qualities of a high-performance personal-owner airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation to measure the flying qualities of a high-performance personal-owner airplane to investigate the possible causes of instrument flying accidents with that type of aircraft. Testing indicated that the lack of aerodynamic stall warning and rapid roll-off at the stall could contribute to stall-spin accidents with high-performance personal-owner aircraft. Results regarding the handling qualities and the control under instrument flying conditions are provided.
Date: November 8, 1951
Creator: Adams, James J. & Whitten, James B.
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Airplane Crashes: Engine Troubles: A Possible Explanation

Description: The aim was to bring attention to what might be the cause of some aircraft accidents for which there was no satisfactory explanation. The author notes that in testing aircraft accidents at the Bureau of Standards, it happened frequently that the engine performance became erratic when the temperature of the air entering the carburetor was between 0 C and 20 C. Investigation revealed the trouble to have been caused by the formation and collection of snow somewhere between the entrance to the carburetor and the manifold, probably at the throttle.
Date: March 1921
Creator: Sparrow, Stanwood W.
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Aircraft Accidents: Methods of Analysis

Description: This report is a revision of NACA-TR-357. It was prepared by the Committee on Aircraft Accidents. The purpose of this report is to provide a basis for the classification and comparison of aircraft accidents, both civil and military.
Date: June 22, 1936
Creator: Committee on Aircraft Accidents
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Aircraft Accidents: Method of Analysis

Description: The revised report includes the chart for the analysis of aircraft accidents, combining consideration of the immediate causes, underlying causes, and results of accidents, as prepared by the special committee, with a number of the definitions clarified. A brief statement of the organization and work of the special committee and of the Committee on Aircraft Accidents; and statistical tables giving a comparison of the types of accidents and causes of accidents in the military services on the one hand and in civil aviation on the other, together with explanations of some of the important differences noted in these tables.
Date: January 28, 1930
Creator: Committee on Aircraft Accidents
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Fire in the Kings Mine, Princeton Mining Company, Princeton, Indiana

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the fire that occurred in Kings Mine in Princeton, Indiana. The circumstances surrounding the fire, including mining methods and conditions are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1949
Creator: Herbert, C. A.; Gallagher, W. A. & Smith, F. J.
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Coal-Mine Fatalities in April, 1931

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the coal mine related deaths during the month of April, 1931. The number of fatalities and the causes are presented. This report includes tables and graphs.
Date: May 1931
Creator: Adams, William Waugh & Chenoweth, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Industrial Accidents in the California Oil Fields

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on a study of the causes of employee accidents in California oil fields during the year of 1921 - 1922. This investigation was conducted to develop safety procedures and future accident prevention. This report includes tables.
Date: December 1923
Creator: Miller, H. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department