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Mining 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.

Graphs 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:

A link summarizing the mining disasters from 1900-2010 is below:

Fact Sheets covering a variety of topics of general interest relating to mining operations, employees, fatalities, nonfatal lost-time injuries, and occupational illness are available for each of the major mining sectors (coal, metal, nonmetal, stone, and sand and gravel). Fact sheets for underground/surface mining and contractors are also available. See Additional Information.

Data files for employment, coal production, accidents, and injuries are available in SPSS and dBase IV formats. These files cover the time period 1983 through 2010.

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