|Document ID (ISN)||108123|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2005-119
||Stone operator mining facts - 2003
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Feb. 2005. 2p. Illus.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2005-119.pdf [in English]
||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).
||occupational accidents; USA; occupational diseases; frequency rates; fatalities; quarrying industry; injuries
||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
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Mining and quarrying