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Statistics: Coal Operators

Introduction

The following maps and graphs represent data for Coal Operators. The information is organized by Mines, Employees, Fatalities and Injuries. The Mines section contains information on the number and location of the mining operations. The Employees section details the number of employees and the number of employee hours. The Fatalities section describes the number and rate of fatalities, the number and rate by work locations and the number of fatalities by accident class. The Injuries section presents the number and rate of nonfatal lost-time injuries, the number and rate by work locations and the number of injuries by accident class.

Mines

Locations of Coal Mines, 2010Locations of Coal Mines, 2010: This United States map displays symbols, by counties, representing the locations of 1,945 active coal mining operations for 2010. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.


Number of Coal Mines, 2001-2010Number of Coal Mines, 2001-2010: This graph displays the number of active coal operator mines for a 10-year period from 2001 through 2010. Active mines are those mines that reported any employee hours during the year. The number of active coal operator mines in 2001 was 2,144 and 1,945 for 2010.

Locations of Underground Coal Mines, 2010Locations of Underground Coal Mines, 2010: This United States map displays symbols, by counties, representing the locations of 570 active underground coal mining operations for 2010. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

Locations of Surface Coal Mines, 2010Locations of Surface Coal Mines, 2010: This United States map displays symbols, by counties, representing the locations of 1,375 active surface coal mining operations for 2010. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

Employees

Locations and Density Map of Coal Mine Operator Employees, 2010Locations and Density Map of Coal Mine Operator Employees, 2010: This United States map displays symbols, by counties, representing the locations of 89,209 coal mine operator employees for 2010. Colored symbols represent densities of less than 25 employees, 25 to 49 employees, 50 to 199 employees, 200 to 499 employees, and 500 or more employees.

Coal Mine Operator Employee Hours, 2001-2010Coal Mine Operator Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of employee hours reported by coal mine operators from 2001 to 2010. Employee hours range from 157.1 million to 200.4 million. There were 168.4 million employee hours reported in 2001 and 199.2 million employee hours reported in 2010.

Coal Mine Operator Underground Employee Hours, 2001-2010Coal Mine Operator Underground Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of underground employee hours reported by coal mine operators from 2001 to 2010. Employee hours range from 68.8 million to 94.8 million. There were 74.6 million employee hours reported in 2001 and 94.8 million employee hours reported in 2010.

Coal Mine Operator Surface Employee Hours, 2001-2010Coal Mine Operator Surface Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of surface employee hours reported by coal mine operators from 2001 to 2010. Employee hours range from 88.3 million to 108.6 million. There were 93.9 million employee hours reported in 2001 and 104.4 million employee hours reported in 2010

Fatalities

Coal Operator Fatalities, 2001-2010Coal Operator Fatalities, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of occupational mining fatalities for coal operators from 2001 to 2010, excluding office employees. Rates are based on full-time equivalent (FTE) employees which equal 2,000 hours worked per year. In 2001 there were 36 fatalities with a rate of 44.5 per 100,000 FTEs and in 2010 there were 44 fatalities with a fatality rate of 45.9 per 100,000 FTEs.

Coal Operator Fatalities, Underground, 2001-2010Coal Operator Fatalities, Underground, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of occupational mining fatalities for coal operators at underground work locations from 2001 to 2010, excluding office employees. Rates are based on full-time equivalent (FTE) employees which equal 2,000 hours worked per year. In 2001 there were 31 fatalities with a rate of 83.2 per 100,000 FTEs and in 2010 there were 40 fatalities with a fatality rate of 84.4 per 100,000 FTEs.

Coal Operator Fatalities, Surface, 2001-2010Coal Operator Fatalities, Surface, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of occupational mining fatalities for coal operators at surface work locations from 2001 to 2010, excluding office employees. In 2001 there were 5 fatalities and in 2010 there were 4 fatalities.

Injuries

Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, 2001-2010Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of underground coal mining operator 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 2,846 nonfatal lost-time injuries in 2001 with an injury rate of 7.6 per 100 FTEs. In 2010, there were 1,818 nonfatal lost-time injuries with a nonfatal lost-time injury rate of 3.8 per 100 FTEs.

Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, by Accident Class, 2006-2010Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Underground, by Accident Class, 2006-2010: This pie chart displays the distribution of underground coal operator nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the period from 2006-2010. Excluding office employees, there were 10,202 nonfatal lost-time injuries. Handling materials accounted for 28.8% of injuries while Slip or fall of person had 18.3%. Fall of ground (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 16.4% of the injuries. Powered haulage caused 12.2%, Machinery 11.3%, and Hand tools 6.0% of the injuries. The All other category had 7.1% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries.

Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, 2001-2010Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of surface coal mining operator nonfatal lost-time injuries from 2001 through 2010, excluding office employees. Full-time equivalent (FTE) employees equal 2,000 hours worked per year. There were 1,061 nonfatal lost-time injuries in 2001 with an injury rate of 2.4 per 100 FTEs. In 2010, there were 670 nonfatal lost-time injuries with a nonfatal lost-time injury rate of 1.4 per 100 FTEs.

Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, by Accident Class, 2006-2010Coal Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, by Accident Class, 2006-2010: This pie chart displays the distribution of surface coal operator nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the period from 2006-2010. Excluding office employees, there were 3,820 nonfatal lost-time injuries. Slip or fall of person had 35.3% of the injuries, Handling materials had 26.7 %, Powered haulage 12.2%, and Machinery had 10.5% of the 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 result in a fatal injury. Hand tools had 7.1% and the All other category had 8.2% of the nonfatal lost-time injuries.

 
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