Sunday, February 22, 2009

Highwall Failure

The highwall is the 'steep' side of a mining pit, the ground which has not yet been dug. In mining, the aim is to keep this wall as steep as possible, while keeping the wall stable. A failure of the highwall can be exceptionally dangerous, as seen here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Camberwell Coal. NSW Australia.
You shold have seen the Letorneau loader sitting alongside it. It did not look much better. Really puts the case for ROPS cabs.

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