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Collapsible Cable Hangers

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Collapsible/disposable hangers are designed for hanging mining equipment power cable(s) in areas that will eventually be unsafe to travel, more particularly, mobile roof support systems. The collapsible hangers stay in the roof plate and let the cable drop upon cable retraction. This will help reduce exposure to adverse roof by keeping the miner from returning to the hanger to take out the cable.

Collapsible Cable Hangers Collapsible Cable HangersCable hangers of different configurations and strengths are on the market. Certain ones are designed to yield and are for temporary duty situations.

For information on manufacturers that are known to MSHA to have such products available, contact MSHA's Applied Engineering Division at 304-547-2303 or e-mail

Issued: 12/19/2005
Tag # AP2005-91733