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Thomas M. Barczak in Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control 2017 Introduction. Longwall mining has had a major impact on both productivity and safety in the US coal mining industry. Many changes have occurred as longwall mining matured from its infancy in the 1970s. Much of it was experienced based but there were also focused research efforts that addressed all aspects of the longwall method.