Downloads on Mining Technology

Over the TEN years between 1875 and 1885 there were 12315 recorded deaths in UK coal mines!

Over the SINGLE year 1999 to 2000 the UK’s Health and Safety Executive report there were NO fatalities underground in British coal mines.

Are you intrigued to find out how such apparently dramatic improvements in safety occurred?

Well the perhaps the answer is contained within the attached PDF documents FREE for you to download, just click on the appropriate title.

Mine Monitoring for Safety and Health (7MB)

This monograph looks at the underground environment and the way mechanical and electronic instruments were developed to identify, assess and then assist in the control of atmospheric ‘pollutants’ that led to the death and disablement of THOUSANDS of coal miners.

The Measurement of Air Flow in British Coal Mines: A Historical Review (6.1MB)

This monograph shows how long before aeronautical engineers became a serious force in the World, colliery engineers were using anemometers to monitor the distribution of air in underground workings. This air was vital in the control of the pollutants that have led to so many fatalities within our mining communities.