The Blast In Centralia Case Study

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Midterm Case Analysis: The Blast in Centralia No.5- A Mine Disaster No One Stopped Question 1 In 1941, Congress authorized that the United States Bureau of Mine to conduct inspections periodically through the mines. During the same year, Governor Green appointed Driscoll Scanlan to become the Illinois state mine inspector. Scanlan went right to work and began inspections in his district, where he concluded that Centralia No. 5 was the worse mine condition within the district. On February 7, 1942, Scanlan wrote his first report on Centralia and found numerous violations and made recommendations. Every three months through 1942 to 1944, Scanlan inspected the mine while adding new recommendations. Those recommendations reported that the mine needed to be rock dusted, haul roads needed to be cleaned and sprinkled, and that tamping shots with coal dust be discontinued and replaced with clay. The first federal inspection of Centralia was conducted in September of 1942,…show more content…
First, to implement control strategies would be to hire researcher who are knowledgeable about mine explosions. They would be responsible for sampling and testing substances that can prevent an explosion from happening or containing them as much as possible. For example, seals can be created as a barrier to contain an explosion so that a chain reaction won’t occur. Limestone powder used as rock dusting absorbs heat and reduce the intensity of an explosion. Another example, would be to install a sprinkler to keep things wet or ventilator to collect the gas and dust fumes. It is equally important to not to appoint people who you know but based on their contribution and experience in the field that they know the needs of the

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