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Document ID (ISN)108122
CIS number 08-628
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-171
Title Sand & gravel operator 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, 7074 sand and gravel mining operations reported employment, occupational accident and occupational disease data to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Sand and gravel mines were the largest mining sector, comprising 48.9% of all mining operations. They employed 37,000 workers, corresponding to 33,364 full-time equivalent employees and to 12.3% of all employee hours in the mining sector. This information sheet summarizes the key statistics for sand and gravel mining operations 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 (joint, tendon or muscle inflammation or irritation, hearing loss and heat stroke).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; occupational diseases; frequency rates; fatalities; quarrying industry; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; materials handling; public OSH institutions; musculoskeletal diseases; heat stroke; location of injury; statistics; backache; notification of accidents and diseases; data sheet; hearing loss
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