Some underground mines such as coal mines, operate with a potential for explosive atmospheres. These circumstances require equipment that is certified and approved for use.
This section contains information on vehicle interaction control improvement processes, including collision alerting and avoiding technology, that can be deployed in underground mines with potentially explosive atmospheres.
An analysis of injuries to haul truck operators in the U.S. mining industry 
This 2010 analysis of injuries to haul truck drivers in the United States mining industry is based on MSHA data from 2004-2008.The objective of this work was to profile injuries sustained during haul truck operations, to identify priorities for further investigation, and to determine potential injury prevention strategies. [More...]
Avoiding collisions in underground mines
Avoiding collisions in underground mines Burgess-Limerick. Avoiding collisions in underground mines. Ergonomics Australia - HFESA 2011 Conference Edition 2011 11:7. This 2011 Paper was presented at the Ergonomics Australia Conference, it examines 41 fatal underground collisions occurring in the USA since 2000 to assess control measures. (More...)
Guidance Note QGN 27 Collision prevention…
Guidance Note QGN 27 Collision prevention, Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 ? issued by the Mines Inspectorate of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) Queensland Government, Australia. Published in 2018, this Guidance Note applies to surface and underground operations and is designed to assist in the identification of hazards, and the development and implementation of controls, to manage the risk to persons from collisions. This includes collisions between vehicles, vehicles and persons, and vehicles and infrastructure. (More...)
MDG 2007 Guideline for the selection and implementation of collision management systems for mining - published by New South Wales State Government, Australia.
Published in 2014, this intent of this guidance material is to... (More...)
MSHA Investigation Report – Fatal Powered Haulage Accident…
MSHA Investigation Report - Fatal Powered Haulage Accident July 27, 2017 This document is a regulator investigation report of single fatality following a collision between a Komatsu 930E-4, 320-ton haul truck and a light vehicle. It happened at an open pit copper mine located at Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona. (More...)
NIOSH Mining Topic: Proximity Detection
NIOSH Mining Topic: Proximity Detection Active link to the NIOSH webpage Mining Topic - Proximity Detection This web site has links to field evaluations and next steps in the development of intelligent Proximity Detection systems (iPD). (More)
Park safely to prevent uncontrolled vehicle – Mines Safety Alert no. 279…
Park safely to prevent uncontrolled vehicle - Mines Safety Alert no. 279 on 13 December 2011, Queensland, Australia This alert provides an example of a mistake could have resulted in a serious injury; a light vehicle driver intended to park a vehicle but selected reverse instead. It makes recommendations for mien and exploration sites to have effective parking procedures for light vehicles. (More...)
Traffic rules and controls in underground coal mines – QLD Australia
Traffic rules and controls in underground coal mines - Mines Safety Alert no. 15. April 2000 Queensland Australia This alert recommends reviewing transport rules for intersections after a collision between personnel carrier travelling on the main road and the bucket of a Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) that was crossing the road at a cut through. This incident caused an injury to a passenger in the personnel carrier. (More...)