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  • 1) Cuts, fits, installs, and repairs supporting timbers and other framework in underground mine, using carpentry tools: Measures and cuts timbers for roof supports and framing, such as ladders, chutes, walls, and ventilation doors, using handsaw or power saw, square, and rule.

  • 2) Sets roof timbers and inserts wedges to hold them in place.

  • 3) Erects cribbing to increase support or control ventilation.

  • 4) Mortises joints with saw, chisel, or adz, and bores boltholes with brace and bit or power drill.

  • 5) Installs braces to repair or shore up loose timbering, using hammer and spikes.

  • 6) May set and wedge props in place as temporary support for roof or working face.

  • 7) May cut timbers to size and load them onto cars for haulage to mine.

  • 8) May build wooden forms, and mix and pour concrete supports.

  • 9) May set and bolt together steel roof supports and insert wedges to hold supports in place.




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DOT:   869.381-034

Job Number: 11212