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Statistics: Coal Contractors

Introduction

The following graphs represent data for Coal Contractors. The information is organized by Employees, Fatalities and Injuries. The Employees section details the number of employee hours. The Fatalities section presents the number of fatalities. The Injuries section looks at the number of nonfatal lost-time injuries, the number and rate by work locations and the number of injuries by accident class.

Employees

Coal Contractor Employee Hours, 2001-2010Coal Contractor Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of employee hours reported by coal contractors from 2001 to 2010. The employee hours range from 35.0 million to 52.6 million. There were 40.3 million employee hours in 2001 and 50.7 million employee hours in 2010.

Coal Contractor Underground Employee Hours, 2001-2010Coal Contractor Underground Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of underground employee hours reported by coal contractors from 2001 to 2010. The employee hours range from 3.8 million to 8.2 million. There were 5.3 million employee hours in 2001 and 7.2 million employee hours in 2010.

Coal Contractor Surface Employee Hours, 2001-2010Coal Contractor Surface Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of surface employee hours reported by coal contractors from 2001 to 2010. The employee hours range from 31.3 million to 44.4 million. There were 35.0 million employee hours in 2001 and 43.5 million employee hours in 2010.

Fatalities

Coal Contractor Fatalities, 2001-2010Coal Contractor Fatalities, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of coal contractor occupational mining fatalities from 2001 through 2010. Fatalities ranged from 12 fatalities in 2008 to 4 in 2010. There were 6 deaths in 2001 and 4 deaths in 2010.

Injuries

Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, 2001-20Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of underground coal mining contractor nonfatal lost-time injuries, excluding office employees, from 2001 through 2010. Full-time equivalent (FTE) employees equal 2,000 hours worked per year. There were 327 nonfatal lost-time injuries in 2001 with an injury rate of 12.3 per 100 FTEs. In 2010, there were 121 nonfatal lost-time injuries with a nonfatal lost-time injury rate of 3.4 per 100 FTEs.

Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, by Accident Class, 2006-2010Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, by Accident Class, 2006-2010: This pie chart displays the distribution of underground coal contractor nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the period from 2006-2010. Excluding office employees, there were 811 nonfatal lost-time injuries. Handling materials had 28.6% of the injuries, Slip or fall of person had 18.5 %, Fall of ground (from in place) had 14.1%, Powered haulage had 13.4%, and Machinery had 11.7% of nonfatal lost-time injuries. Nonfatal injury cases under machinery were reclassified as 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 had 13.7% of the injuries.

Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, 2001-2010Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of surface coal mining contractor nonfatal lost-time injuries, excluding office employees, from 2001 through 2010. Full-time equivalent (FTE) employees equal 2,000 hours worked per year. There were 338 nonfatal lost-time injuries in 2001 with an injury rate of 2.2 per 100 FTEs. In 2010, there were 240 nonfatal lost-time injuries with a nonfatal lost-time injury rate of 1.2 per 100 FTEs.

Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, by Accident Class, 2006-2010Coal Contractor Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, by Accident Class, 2006-2010: This pie chart displays the distribution of surface coal contractor nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the period from 2006-2010. Excluding office employees, there were 1,458 nonfatal lost-time injuries. Slip or fall of person had 30.7% of the those injuries, Handling materials had had 29.8%, Powered haulage had 12.3%, and Machinery had 11.1%. Nonfatal injury cases under machinery were reclassified as 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. Hand tools had 8.6% and the All other category had 7.4% of the injuries.

 
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