Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : MN3203 : Underground Hazards and Rescue {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Hrushikesh Naik


Mine Hazards, Roof fall, Side fall, Mine Fires, Fire Triangle, Fire extinguishers, Mine Explosions, Explosion pentagon, Methane explosion, coal dust explosion, Water Inundation, Precautions and mitigating measures, Outbursts of coal and gas, Coal mine Mumps, Rock bursts, Mine Rescue and recovery work, reopening of sealed-off areas in mines,

Course Objectives

  1. To understand hazards associated in mining
  2. To understand the mechanism of various types of hazards associated with mining
  3. To understand the mitigating measures
  4. Monitoring and control

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course the students will have complete knowledge about the hazards associated with mining, their cause and prevention

Essential Reading

  1. D. J. Deshmukh, Elements of Mining Technology, EMDEE Publishers , Volume II
  2. M A Ramlu, Mine Disasters and Mine rescue, Universities Press (India), private Limited , 2nd edition

Supplementary Reading

  1. R. McADAM and D. davidson, Mine Rescue work, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh: Tweeddale Court, London , 39 a Welbeck Street W.i
  2. B.M. Vorobjev and R.T. Deshmukh, Advanced Coal Mining, Asia Publishing house , Volume I

Journal and Conferences

  1. Underground coal mining Edited by M.Jawed and P.K.Behera, Published by Department of Mining Engineering, Indian School of Mines Dhanbad
  2. First International Symposium on Mine safety Science and Engineering, SciVerse ScienceDirect, Procedia Engineering