Coal basically a hazardous Industry and source for numerous occupational diseases for workers
AbstractFor the purpose of steady and faster economic growth, plans for development in all front including industrial units appear to be important.Coal plays major rolein the industrial front and building economy .Coal, the prime energy source will dominate for a few decades to come in India and therefore, attaching importance to existing and new Coal Projects will gain priority
Coal mining is a constant struggle with nature.The people attached to this industry face challenges in working against odds as the industry is known for its highly risky and hazardous working environment. Technological advancement in coal extraction techniques for proliferation of production levels has caused further concern for safety in this industry.
A large number of mobile mining equipment such as haul trucks, dumpers, tractors, tankers are used for different operation and such operations contribute significantly in causation of fatal and serious accidents .Fire, flood, collapse, toxic atmospheric contaminant, and dust or gas explosion are the most critical hazardsspecifically linked to underground mining. Besides coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health causing chronic diseases and even permanent disablement.
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