Mine rescue

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Mine rescue or mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in underground mines because of mining accidents, roof falls or floods and disasters such as explosions caused by firedamp.wikipedia
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Self-contained breathing apparatus

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Henry Fleuss developed Schwann's apparatus into a form of self-contained breathing apparatus in the 1880s and it was used after an explosion at Seaham Colliery in 1881.
It is used when a longer-duration supply of breathing gas is needed, such as in mine rescue and in long tunnels, and going through passages too narrow for a big open-circuit air cylinder.

Rebreather

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The apparatus was further developed by Siebe Gorman into the Proto rebreather.
The apparatus had been invented some years earlier by Hermann Stelzner, an engineer at the Dräger company, for mine rescue.

Howe Bridge Mines Rescue Station

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In 1908 the Proto apparatus was chosen in a trial of equipment from several manufacturers to select the most efficient apparatus for use underground at Howe Bridge Mines Rescue Station and became the standard in rescue stations set up after the Coal Mines Act of 1911.
Howe Bridge Mines Rescue Station was the first mines rescue station on the Lancashire Coalfield opened

Coal Mines Act 1911

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In 1908 the Proto apparatus was chosen in a trial of equipment from several manufacturers to select the most efficient apparatus for use underground at Howe Bridge Mines Rescue Station and became the standard in rescue stations set up after the Coal Mines Act of 1911.
An important aspect was that mine owners were required to ensure there were mines rescue stations near each colliery with equipped and trained staff.

Mining accident

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Mine rescue or mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in underground mines because of mining accidents, roof falls or floods and disasters such as explosions caused by firedamp.
The U.S. Bureau of Mines was created in 1910 to investigate accidents, advise industry, conduct production and safety research, and teach courses in accident prevention, first aid, and mine rescue.

2010 Copiapó mining accident

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Rescuers attempted to bypass the rockfall at the main entryway through alternative passages but found each route blocked by fallen rock or threatened by ongoing rock movement.

Ontario Mine Rescue

Ontario Mine Rescue is the program that creates, oversees and evaluates mine rescue training and standards in the province of Ontario.

SEFA

From 1989 to 2004, the SEFA backpack SCBA was made.
It was being designed from 1985 onwards in response to demands from the British coal mining industry for a new make of mines rescue breathing set with longer duration for bulk than an open-circuit set.

Tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers

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During World War I the British army mined underneath enemy lines in occupied France, and mine rescue training was required for the soldiers, often skilled coal-miners who undertook the work as part of the Tunnelling companies of the Royal Engineers.
Such was the reliance on mining during the early stages of the war, that eventually mining-related casualties became so great that the War Office decided something had to be done about mine rescue.

Boothstown Mines Rescue Station

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The mines rescue station is Grade II listed and at the centre of a conservation area.

Disaster

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Mine rescue or mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in underground mines because of mining accidents, roof falls or floods and disasters such as explosions caused by firedamp.

Explosion

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Mine rescue or mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in underground mines because of mining accidents, roof falls or floods and disasters such as explosions caused by firedamp.

Firedamp

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Mine rescue or mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in underground mines because of mining accidents, roof falls or floods and disasters such as explosions caused by firedamp.

Open-pit mining

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Mining laws in developed countries require trained, equipped mine rescue personnel to be available at all mining operations at surface and underground mining operations.

Mining

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Mine rescue or mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in underground mines because of mining accidents, roof falls or floods and disasters such as explosions caused by firedamp. Mining laws in developed countries require trained, equipped mine rescue personnel to be available at all mining operations at surface and underground mining operations.

Toxicity

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Mine rescue teams must know the procedures used to rescue miners trapped by various hazards, including fire, explosions, cave-ins, toxic gas, smoke inhalation, and water entering the mine.

Smoke inhalation

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Mine rescue teams must know the procedures used to rescue miners trapped by various hazards, including fire, explosions, cave-ins, toxic gas, smoke inhalation, and water entering the mine.

Geology

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Most mine rescue teams are composed of miners who know the mine and are familiar with the mine machinery they may encounter during the rescue, the layout of workings and geological conditions and working practices.

Safety lamp

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Apart from safety lamps to detect gases, they had no special equipment.

Afterdamp

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Most deaths in coal mines were caused by the poisonous gases caused by explosions, particularly afterdamp or carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide

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Most deaths in coal mines were caused by the poisonous gases caused by explosions, particularly afterdamp or carbon monoxide.

Gas mask

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Gas masks of various types were tried in the early-19th century: some had chemical filters, others goat skin reservoirs or metal canisters, but none eliminated carbon dioxide rendering them of limited use.

Carbon dioxide

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Gas masks of various types were tried in the early-19th century: some had chemical filters, others goat skin reservoirs or metal canisters, but none eliminated carbon dioxide rendering them of limited use.