December 1999
Volume 51    Issue 12

Safety framework for programmable electronics in mining

Mining Engineering , 1999, Vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 15-18
Sammarco, John J.

Mining has one of the highest annual average fatality rates among major US industries. Health and safety dangers have been inherent to mining since the early days of picks and shovels. Even though miners’ health and safety has improved over the years, mining is still one of the most dangerous occupations.

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