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Document ID (ISN)108125
CIS number 08-631
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-166
Title 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, 14,478 mining operations reported employment, occupational accident and occupational disease data to statistics to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Almost half (48.9%) were sand and gravel mines, followed by stone mines (30.4%), coal mines (13.9%), nonmetal mines (5.1%), and metal mines (1.7%). The sector employed 223,078 workers, corresponding to 230,860 full-time equivalent employees. Employee hours for mine operators working at underground and surface locations accounted for 19.5%, and 80.5% respectively of total employee hours worked in the mining sector. This information sheet summarizes the key statistics for the mining sector 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, coal workers' pneumoconiosis, silicosis).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; USA; occupational diseases; frequency rates; fatalities; mining industry; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; materials handling; public OSH institutions; silicosis; musculoskeletal diseases; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; statistics; backache; notification of accidents and diseases; data sheet; location of injury; 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