|Document ID (ISN)||108128|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-168
||Metal operator mining facts - 2004
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Sep. 2007. 2p. Illus.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/pubs/pdfs/2007-168.pdf [in English]
||In the United States in 2004, 251 metal mining operations reported employment, occupational accident and occupational disease data to the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Metal mines comprised 1.7% of all mining operations. They employed 25,205 workers, corresponding to 26,091 full-time equivalent employees. This information sheet summarizes the key statistics for metal 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, sunstroke).
||occupational accidents; USA; occupational diseases; frequency rates; fatalities; metal mining; injuries
||falls of persons; materials handling; public OSH institutions; musculoskeletal diseases; location of injury; statistics; backache; notification of accidents and diseases; data sheet; heat stroke
||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