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Emergence of Leadership in a Crisis: A Study of Group Escapes from Fire in Underground Coal Mines.


PB94176435

Publication Date 1994
Personal Author Kowalski, K. M.; Mallett, L. G.; Brnich, M. J.
Page Count 39
Abstract The research explores the emergence of leadership in a crisis situation. The study by the U.S. Bureau of Mines focuses on three underground mine fires and the resulting evacuations. The subjects for the study are 48 coal miners, who evacuated the mines as part of eight escape groups. The subjects described their escape during an open-ended interview. Data were coded according to: (1) evidence of leadership behavior, (2) evidence of lack of leadership behavior, and (3) characteristics of the individual in each group who led the subjects out of the mine.
Keywords
  • Coal mines
  • Mine fires
  • Crisis
  • Egress
  • Emergencies
  • Leadership
  • Disaster planning
  • Evacuating(Transportation)
  • Personnel
  • Mine safety
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Research Center.
Supplemental Notes See also PB80-140197. Library of Congress catalog card no. 93-28786.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Information circular/1994.
NTIS Issue Number 199417
Emergence of Leadership in a Crisis: A Study of Group Escapes from Fire in Underground Coal Mines.
Emergence of Leadership in a Crisis: A Study of Group Escapes from Fire in Underground Coal Mines.
PB94176435

  • Coal mines
  • Mine fires
  • Crisis
  • Egress
  • Emergencies
  • Leadership
  • Disaster planning
  • Evacuating(Transportation)
  • Personnel
  • Mine safety
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
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