Australian Rockfall Research (Phase II Report)

Authors: Y. Potvin (ACG) and P. Nedin (Underground Mining Solutions).

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Following on from the successful Phase One of the rockfall research, phase two sought to more accurately identify the magnitude and consequences of mine rockfall.

The database was expanded to further explore how rockfall injuries occur near the face. In particular, the exposure of personnel to potential rockfall injuries while carrying out their daily tasks is investigated by “mapping” the processes involved in the different mining activities near an active development mining face. New data was collected to better characterise the rockfall risk away from active faces, including intersections.

Readership: Underground mining engineers, OHS personnel, research institutions, rock mechanics engineers, trainers and geotechnical engineers.


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