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Document ID (ISN)110998
CIS number 10-0549
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Title Mine safety and health at a glance
Bibliographic information Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209-3939, USA, 2010. HTML Document. Illus.
Internet access Mine_safety_and_health.pdf [in English]
Abstract Safety and health in America's mining industry made significant strides during the 20th century and over the last 25 years in particular. In 1978, the first year the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) operated under the new Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (CIS 89-351), 242 miners died in mining accidents. In 2009, a record low 34 fatalities were reported. This document presents the health and safety statistics of the mining industry in the United States (all mines, coal mines, and metal and nonmetal mines).
Descriptors (primary) USA; mining industry; occupational accidents; fatalities; statistical trends
Descriptors (secondary) inspection; coal mining; non-metallic mineral industry; economic aspects; frequency rates; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying