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Document ID (ISN)108123
CIS number 08-629
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2005-119
Title Stone operator mining facts - 2003
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Feb. 2005. 2p. Illus.
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Abstract In the United States in 2003, 4357 stone mining operations reported employment, occupational accident and occupational disease data to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Stone mines comprised 30.3% of all mining operations. They employed 67,474 workers, corresponding to 69,239 full-time equivalent employees. Within the mining sector, stone mine operator employees accounted for 27% of all employee hours reported. This information sheet summarizes the key statistics for stone mining operators in 2003, 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