Mine safety--The Wilberg mine incident
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Mine safety--The Wilberg mine incident hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One hundredth Congress, first session, on reviewing mine safety issues, focusing on factors which led to the Wilberg mine fire in Orangeville, UT, and on enforcement of mine safety and health administration regulations, April 27, 1987. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

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Written in English



  • Utah,
  • Orangeville,
  • United States.


  • Wilberg Mine Disaster, Orangeville, Utah, 1984.,
  • Coal mines and mining -- Utah -- Orangeville -- Fires and fire prevention.,
  • Coal mines and mining -- Safety regulations -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMine safety "The Wilberg Mine incident."
SeriesS. hrg. ;, 100-268
LC ClassificationsKF26 .L27 1987aa
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 520 p. :
Number of Pages520
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2495614M
LC Control Number87602784

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