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Document ID (ISN)108121
CIS number 08-627
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-172
Title Coal contractor mining facts - 2004
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Sep. 2007. 2p. Illus.
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Abstract In the United States in 2004, 2550 mining contractors reported employment, occupational accident and occupational disease data to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. They employed 30,228 workers, corresponding to 17,964 full-time equivalent employees and to 6.6% of all employee hours in the coal mining sector. This information sheet summarizes the key statistics for coal miner contractors in 2004, including fatalities, non-fatal injuries (mainly due to materials handling, slips and falls, with the back being the most frequently-injured part of the body) and occupational diseases (hearing loss, coal workers' pneumoconiosis).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; occupational diseases; frequency rates; fatalities; coal mining; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; materials handling; public OSH institutions; hearing loss; statistics; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; notification of accidents and diseases; subcontractors; data sheet; location of injury; backache
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Statistics
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying