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Document ID (ISN)109162
CIS number 09-87
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Komljenovic D., Groves W.A., Kecojevic V.J.
Title Injuries in U.S. mining operations - A preliminary risk analysis
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.46, No.5, , p.792-801. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Despite significant reductions in mining injuries, incidence rates remain high compared to other industries. A systematic risk analysis was undertaken to thoroughly characterize injuries for the 10-year period from 1995 to 2004. Data were obtained from United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. The categories - fatalities, non-fatal days-lost (NFDL) injuries and no-days-lost (NDL) injuries - were analyzed, and a preliminary risk matrix produced. Results show decreasing injury frequency for all categories over the period examined. However, there still exists a serious level of risk for fatal and NFDL injuries, and a moderate level of risk for NDL injuries. These findings emphasize the need for continued efforts to reduce mining injuries and should be helpful in prioritizing control strategies. The results of this study represent a preliminary global risk analysis, and will therefore form the basis of subsequent more detailed studies.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; mining industry; hazard evaluation; USA
Descriptors (secondary) probability analysis; frequency rates; fatalities; accident absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Risk evaluation