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Document ID (ISN)108124
CIS number 08-630
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-169
Title Nonmetal 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, 741 nonmetal mining operations (including clay, potash, gypsum and salt) reported employment, occupational accident and occupational disease data to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. They employed 19,432 workers, corresponding to 20,183 full-time equivalent employees and to 7.4% of all employee hours in the mining sector. This information sheet summarizes the key statistics for nonmetal 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, pneumoconiosis).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; occupational diseases; frequency rates; fatalities; non-metallic mineral industry; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; materials handling; public OSH institutions; pneumoconiosis; musculoskeletal diseases; 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