Historically, coal mining has been a very dangerous industry. In the US alone, more than 100,000 coal miners were killed in accidents over the past century, primarily due to mine wall failures and vehicle collisions; underground mining hazards include suffocation, gas poisoning, roof collapse and gas explosions. Even today, mining, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, remains the second most dangerous occupation in America.
With the advent of Maestro's Vigilante AQS, mines can quantify and qualify both the airflow amount and the quality of the ventilation air. As a result, coal mines can reduce potentially hazardous gas concentrations of methane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide.
Integration of Maestro's Vigilante AQS monitoring systems can lead to significant health and safety advances and at the same time reduce the heavy labor burden of "walk around samplings".