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Agenda Number: DMCIAC/A230402

Health and Safety Commission

Deep Mined Coal Industry Advisory Committee

Thirtieth Meeting

10.30am, Tuesday 23 April 2002


  1. Introduction and Apologies
  2. Minutes of Twenty Ninth meeting (DMCIAC/MIN/29/02)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Legislative Renewal Programme
  5. Accident Statistics
  6. Mines Rescue Matters
  7. EECS – update
  8. Pneumoconiosis Update
  9. Ropemans handbook
  10. Mine fires
    • 10.1 Reports of fires
    • 10.2 Conveyor belts
    • 10.3 Fire/smoke detection
  11. Any other business
  12. Date and venue of next meetings:
  13. Close

The Committee:

  1. noted progress with the legislative renewal programme
  2. noted trends in accidents and ill health in the coal mining industry
  3. reviewed current Mines Rescue issues
  4. received additional information concerning the closure of EECS
  5. reviewed statistics concerning prevalence of Pneumoconiosis in British mines 1998 - 2001
  6. noted the production of draft guidance "Steel Wire Ropes in Vertical Mine Shafts"
  7. discussed incidents of mine fire, conveyor fires and fire/smoke detection research
  8. noted the dates of future meetings for 2002

Published on HSE website with decisions 2 May 2002

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