Mining is one of the most hazardous occupations. Mining hazards can be categorised as below (DGMS, India).
(i) Ground movement
(ii) Transportation machinery (winding in shaft)
(iii) Transportation machinery (other than winding in shaft)
(iv) Machinery other than transportation machinery
(vii) Dust, gas and other combustible materials
(viii) Falls (other than fall of ground)
Figure below shows some of the thematic areas of mine safety.