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Title: Special mobile rescue unit can speed recovery

Abstract

Since time is often a matter of life and death in a mine disaster, Mine Emergency Operations (MEO) personnel are prepared to begin rescue work at any mining site in the eastern part of the United States within six hours of notification, and within no more than nine hours in the western United States. The entire MEO force, including vans, trucks, bulldozers to clear and level the drilling site, seismic equipment, and the big drilling rig can be on any site within less than 20 hours of a disaster. The speed of deployment is made possible in some measure by a special agreement between MESA and the United States Air Force, which stands ready 24 hours a day to dispatch giant C-130 cargo aircraft to airlift the tons of bulky MEO equipment. While the big drilling rig is usually taken to disaster sites by highway, it can also be airlifted when necessary.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7312694
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
World Coal; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL MINING; ACCIDENTS; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; TRANSPORT; COAL MINERS; SAFETY; SEISMIC DETECTION; EQUIPMENT; MINERS; MINING; PERSONNEL; 016000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Health & Safety; 012000 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Mining

Citation Formats

. Special mobile rescue unit can speed recovery. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
. Special mobile rescue unit can speed recovery. United States.
. 1977. "Special mobile rescue unit can speed recovery". United States.
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title = {Special mobile rescue unit can speed recovery},
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abstractNote = {Since time is often a matter of life and death in a mine disaster, Mine Emergency Operations (MEO) personnel are prepared to begin rescue work at any mining site in the eastern part of the United States within six hours of notification, and within no more than nine hours in the western United States. The entire MEO force, including vans, trucks, bulldozers to clear and level the drilling site, seismic equipment, and the big drilling rig can be on any site within less than 20 hours of a disaster. The speed of deployment is made possible in some measure by a special agreement between MESA and the United States Air Force, which stands ready 24 hours a day to dispatch giant C-130 cargo aircraft to airlift the tons of bulky MEO equipment. While the big drilling rig is usually taken to disaster sites by highway, it can also be airlifted when necessary.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7312694}, journal = {World Coal; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 3:4,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1977},
month = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1977}
}