|Document ID (ISN)||109162|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Komljenovic D., Groves W.A., Kecojevic V.J.
||Injuries in U.S. mining operations - A preliminary risk analysis
||June 2008, Vol.46, No.5, , p.792-801. Illus. 20 ref.
||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.
||occupational accidents; mining industry; hazard evaluation; USA
||probability analysis; frequency rates; fatalities; accident absenteeism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Mining and quarrying