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#124916 - 01/11/07 04:05 PM Explosion Photo
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Attached is a picture of the remains of a pump house (water) at a coal mine. Unknown to anyone before the explosion, methane gas was coming up around the well casing. When the pressure switch called for water & the contactor closed, you can see the result. Luckily, no injuries.

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#124917 - 01/11/07 10:14 PM Re: Explosion Photo
mhulbert Offline

Registered: 10/19/04
Posts: 133
Loc: Anaheim, CA USA
Is it still sitting on the well...or has it bee "relocated" due to the explosion? I can't see a well head in there, did it get airborne?

#124918 - 01/11/07 11:22 PM Re: Explosion Photo
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I think that it has been re-located for "further inspection".
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#124919 - 01/11/07 11:39 PM Re: Explosion Photo
Luketrician Offline

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 273
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
Makes me remember back to that recent West Virginia mining tragedy. A terrible loss, is the mining industry 'behind' in developing better safety measures? Just seems that way to me..

[This message has been edited by Luketrician (edited 01-12-2007).]
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

#124920 - 01/13/07 08:26 AM Re: Explosion Photo
Ann Brush Offline

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 155
Loc: Ohia
If you think this is bad check out the following. SA mining is very dangerous, they dont measure "Number of shifts without an injury" like OSHA does they measure number of shifts without a fatality


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