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Data & Statistics


The Data and Statistics pages provide analyzable data files and summary statistics for the U.S. mining industry. The information presented here is generated using employment, accident, and injury data collected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) under CFR 30 Part 50.

Summary Statistics

Graphs, tables, and maps summarizing a variety of information are generated on a regular basis. The data are presented for mine operators as well as independent contractors working on mine property for the following mining sectors:

Historical Mine Disasters

Historical Mine Disasters are incidents with 5 or more fatalities. Data tables (1839 to present) and graphs (1900 to present) by mining sector are provided.

Mining Fact Sheets

Mining Fact Sheets covering a variety of topics of general interest relating to mining operations, employees, fatalities, and nonfatal lost-time injuries, are available for overall mining, by industry sector, and by commodity. These fact sheets contain interesting facts, graphs, and data tables. The format from 2000 through 2008 consisted of individual fact sheets for each commodity. Beginning with 2009, the format changed to a single-web page with sections for overall and the major mining industry sectors.

MSHA Data Files

MSHA Data Files for mining accidents, injuries, fatalities, employment, production are available in SPSS and dBase IV formats. These files cover the period from 1983 through 2014.

Statistical Methodology

Description of the standard statistical methodology followed by the Surveillance and Statistics Team for the presentation of the MSHA data.