umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Preparedness for mining injury incidents: interviews with Swedish rescuers
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: Safety Science Monitor, ISSN 1443-8844, Vol. 20, no 1, article id 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives. To explore the perceptions and experiences of mining-, rescue service- (RS), and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel regarding how to handle incidents in an underground mine.

Methods. Six focus-group interviews and 10 individual interviews were carried out with groups of mining-, RS and EMS personnel, who served the underground mining industry located in small municipalities in a sparsely populated area of northern Sweden. The transcripts of the interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results. The three groups mostly described experiences of minor incidents and announced a limited preparedness for handling major mining incidents. Collaboration was described as being difficult because of limited knowledge about the others’ responsibilities and capacities. Few non-mining personnel were trained, or prepared to fulfil their tasks in an underground environment, and some expressed that they would even refuse to go underground because of concerns for their own safety.

Conclusions. There is a need for more collaboration and joint practices between and among the groups involved in rescue operations. Collaboration between mine- and RS personnel exists, but the EMS personnel is largely excluded from this interaction. Therefore, the EMS personnel are insecure about how to handle underground mining incidents. A closer collaboration between all organizations in preparing for mining incidents is emphasized, and would have positive effects on the rescue operation. Some experiences may also be used under similar circumstances, such as incidents in railway and road tunnels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Haninge: IPSO Australia , 2017. Vol. 20, no 1, article id 5
Keywords [en]
Collaboration, EMS, mine injury incidents, preparedness, rescue operation, rescue service, Sweden, underground mining
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138757OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-138757DiVA, id: diva2:1137014
Available from: 2017-08-30 Created: 2017-08-30 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

URL

Authority records BETA

Karlsson, SofiaGyllencreutz, LinaEngström, GunnarSaveman, Britt-Inger

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Karlsson, SofiaGyllencreutz, LinaEngström, GunnarBjörnstig, UlfSaveman, Britt-Inger
By organisation
SurgeryDepartment of NursingOccupational and Environmental Medicine
In the same journal
Safety Science Monitor
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 270 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf