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Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector

Introduction

The following maps, graphs, and tables represent data for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector. The information is organized by Mines, Employees, Fatalities, and Injuries. The Mines section contains information on the locations and number of the active mining operations. The Employees section details the number of mine operator employees by county and the number of employee hours by work location. The Fatalities section describes the number of mine operator and contractor fatalities overall and by work location. The Injuries section presents the number of nonfatal lost-time injuries by county, the number by work location, and the number of injuries by accident class. Note: Sand & Gravel mining occurs at surface locations only. Data source: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). See Statistical Methodology for further details. Additional Mining Facts for each commodity are available from 2000 through 2013.

Mines

thumbnailLocations of Active Mining Operations, 2013 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): United States map displaying the locations of active mining operations spotted randomly within counties for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector in 2013. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 10,828 stone and sand & gravel mines. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

thumbnailLocations of Active Underground Mining Operations, 2013 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): United States map displaying the locations of active underground mining operations spotted randomly within counties for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector in 2013. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 111 underground stone mines and no underground sand & gravel mining operations. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

thumbnailLocations of Active Surface Mining Operations, 2013 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): United States map displaying the locations of active surface mining operations spotted randomly within counties for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector in 2013. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 10,717 surface stone and sand & gravel mining operations. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Employees

thumbnailMine Operator Employees, 2013 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): Map of the United States displaying employment density by county for the 99,268 mine operator employees in the stone and sand & gravel industry sector during 2013. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of less than 25 employees, 25 to 49 employees, 50 to 199 employees, 200 to 499 employees, and 500 or more employees.

 

thumbnailNumber of Employee Hours Reported for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Mining Industry, 2004-2013: Graph displaying the number of mine operator employee hours reported for the stone and sand & gravel mining industry from 2004 through 2013. The employee hours declined over the period from 240.1 million hours in 2004 to 177.0 million hours in 2013.

 

thumbnailNumber of Underground Employee Hours Reported for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Mining Industry, 2004-2013: Graph displaying the number of underground mine operator employee hours reported for the stone and sand & gravel mining industry from 2004 through 2013. The employee hours varied over the period ranging from 3.7 million  to 4.3 million hours, with 3.9 million hours being reported for 2013.

 

thumbnailNumber of Surface Employee Hours Reported for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Mining Industry, 2004-2013: Graph displaying the number of surface mine operator employee hours reported for the stone and sand & gravel mining industry from 2004 through 2013. The employee hours declined over the period from 236.2 million hours in 2004 to 179.3 million hours in 2009. From there, the numbers remained stable with 173.2 million hours reported for 2013.

 

Fatalities

thumbnailNumber of Occupational Mining Fatalities for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector by Year, 2004-2013: Graph displaying the number of occupational mining fatalities, excluding office employees, from 2004 through 2013 for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector. The numbers vary by year with the highest number occurring in 2005 when there were 25 fatalities reported. The lowest number during the period was in 2011 when 8 fatalities occurred. The number of fatalities in 2013 was 13.

 

thumbnailNumber of Occupational Mining Fatalities for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector at Underground Work Locations by Year, 2004-2013: Graph displaying the number of occupational mining fatalities, excluding office employees, occurring at underground work locations from 2004 through 2013 for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector. Over the period, a total of 6 fatalities were reported with a high of 3 occurring in 2005. No underground fatalities occurred in 2013.

 

thumbnailNumber of Occupational Mining Fatalities for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector at Surface Work Locations by Year, 2004-2013: Graph displaying the number of occupational mining fatalities, excluding office employees, occurring at underground work locations from 2004 through 2013 for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector. The numbers vary by year from a high of 22 fatalities in both 2005 and 2006, to a low of 7 fatalities in 2011. The number of fatalities at surface work locations was 13 in 2013.

 

Injuries

Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2013 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector Operators and Contractors)Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2013 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector Operators and Contractors): Map of the United States displaying nonfatal lost-time injury density by county for 1,503 Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector operator and contractor injuries during 2013. Office workers are excluded. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of zero injuries, 1 thru 9, 10 thru 29, 30 thru 49, and 50 or more injuries.

 

thumbnailNumber of Mining Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector by Year, 2004-2013: Chart displaying the number of mining nonfatal lost-time injuries for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector, excluding office employees, from 2004 through 2013. The number of injuries has declined by half over the period from a high of 3,315 in 2005 to a low of 1,503 in 2013.

 

thumbnailNumber of Mining Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector at Underground Work Locations by Year, 2004-2013: Chart displaying the number of mining nonfatal lost-time injuries for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector, excluding office employees, from 2004 through 2013. The number of nonfatal lost-time injuries declined over the period from a high of 79 in 2004 to a low of 33 in 2008.  From that point, the numbers varied between 36 and 45 injuries per year.

 

thumbnailStone and Sand & Gravel Industry Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries by Accident Class for Underground Mining Locations, 2009-2013: Pie chart displaying the distribution of nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the stone and sand & gravel industry at underground mining locations for the period from 2009 through 2013. Excluding office employees, there were a total of 202 lost-time injuries. Slip or fall of person had 24.3%, "Handling materials" had 23.3%, and Powered haulage had 15.3% of the nonfatal lost-time injures. "Hand tools" accounted for 11.2% of the injuries. Fall of ground (from in place), which includes MSHA’s Accident/Injury/Illness Classifications for “Fall of face, rib, pillar, side, or highwall from in place” and “Fall of roof, back, or brow from in place,” had 8.4% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries. Nonfatal injury cases classified under machinery were reclassified as a fall of ground (from in place) if the source of the injury was caving rock, ore, etc. This reclassification is consistent with how MSHA classifies similar incidents which resulted in a fatal injury.The "All other" category was reported for 8.4% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries during the 5-year period. Note that the sum of percentages may not equal 100 due to independent rounding.

 

thumbnailNumber of Mining Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector at Surface Work Locations by Year, 2004-2013: Chart displaying the number of mining nonfatal lost-time injuries at surface work locations for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector, excluding office employees, from 2004 through 2013. The number of injuries has declined over the period from a high of 3,250 in 2003 to a low of 1,464 in 2013.

 

Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries by Accident Class for Surface Mining Locations, 2009-2013Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries by Accident Class for Surface Mining Locations, 2009-2013: Pie chart displaying the distribution of nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the stone and sand & gravel industry at surface mining locations for the period from 2009 through 2013. Excluding office employees, there were a total of 8,075 lost-time injuries. "Handling materials" had 37.5% and "Slip or fall of person" had 26.4% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries. "Hand tools" had 12.0% and "Machinery" comprised 8.7% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries. Nonfatal injury cases classified under machinery were reclassified as a fall of ground (from in place) if the source of the injury was caving rock, ore, etc. This reclassification is consistent with how MSHA classifies similar incidents which resulted in a fatal injury. "Powered haulage" had 7.3% and the "All other" category accounted for 8.2% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries during the 5-year period. Note that the sum of percentages may not equal 100 due to independent rounding.

 

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