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Title: Fatal Accident Analysis and Hazard Identification in Turkish Coal-Extracting Industry Using Analytic Hierarchy Process
Authors: Dursun, Arif Emre
Keywords: Accident analysis
Fatal coal mine accidents
Hazard classification
Coal mine safety
Gas Explosion Accidents
Mining Method Selection
Roof Fall Risks
Mine Accidents
Equipment Selection
Site Selection
Surface Mines
Process Ahp
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Springer Heidelberg
Abstract: The aim of this study is to present hazard classifications of location, type, and causes of accidents in Turkish coal-extracting industries using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). In this study, fatal mine accidents were analyzed by pairwise comparison and weighting, and the most important hazards were identified by determining the effective main and sub-criteria among location, type, and causes of accidents. For this purpose, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level hazards consisting of location, type, and causes of accident were determined by using the data of fatal mine accidents in underground and open-pit coal mining in Turkey between the years of 2010 and 2020. And then the data were categorized, and each category was prioritized using the AHP technique. According to the weights calculated by AHP, the most dangerous main criteria at 1st level hazards in underground coal mining is ventilation operations (0.363), while the most dangerous sub-criterion at 2nd level hazards is firedamp explosions and other gas accidents (0.409). On the other hand, in open-pit coal mining, the most dangerous main criteria at 1st level hazards are slopes and benches (0.575), while the most dangerous sub-criterion at 2nd level hazards are landslides (0.429).
ISSN: 2524-3462
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collections
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