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Mine safety still paramount in North America

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A recent Timetric survey asked respondents to indicate their attitudes and plans towards investing in a rage of mine site technologies in the next two years. The results indicate an expanding focusing on vehicle-related technologies.

The results came from over 100 mine managers and other senior decision makers from operations across the US and Canada.

Respondents were asked about the status of their investments across 12 different mine site technologies. This included a range of mine management and vehicle-related technologies, which are used at an operational level. This focuses on environmental monitoring and emissions management, communication product/systems, fleet management and collision avoidance technologies.

Many of the respondents had amply invested in mine management-related technologies. Yet, there is potential for more investment in such technologies, both from those who have invested and those yet to invest.

57% of respondents intend to invest in collision avoidance system, 56% in fatigue management, 50% in real-time video training, 49% in remote control/machine automation and 47% in fleet management.

Nez Guevara, Senior Mining Analyst at Timetric’s MIC, commented: “Even though mines are cutting costs and focusing on productivity, safety is still paramount. This is shown through the intentions to invest in vehicle-related technologies, such as collision avoidance and fatigue management. These improvements will bring about a much safer working environment.”

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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