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Statistics: Sand & Gravel Operators

Introduction

The following maps and graphs represent data for Sand and Gravel 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 presents the number of fatalities. The Injuries section presents the number and rate of nonfatal lost-time injuries and the number of injuries by accident class.

Mines

Locations of Sand and Gravel Mines, 2010Locations of Sand and Gravel Mines, 2010: This United States map displays symbols, by counties, representing the locations of 6,863 active sand and gravel mining operations for 2010. Active mines are mining operations that reported employment during the year. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

Number of Sand and Gravel Mines, 2001-2010Number of Sand and Gravel Mines, 2001-2010: This graph displays the number of active sand and gravel operator mines from 2001 through 2010. Active mines are those mines that reported any employee hours during the year. In 2001, there were 7,131 mines and 6,863 mines in 2010.

Employees

Sand and Gravel Operator Employee Hours, 2001-2010Sand and Gravel Operator Employee Hours, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of employee hours reported by sand and gravel mine operators from 2001 to 2010. The employee hours range from 53.5 million to 79.6 million. There were 77.0 million employee hours in 2001 and 53.5 million employee hours in 2010.

Fatalities

Sand and Gravel Operator Fatalities, 2001-2010Sand and Gravel Operator Fatalities, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number of sand and gravel operator occupational mining fatalities from 2001 through 2010. Fatalities ranged from 10 in both 2002 and 2003 to 1 fatality in 2010. There were 8 deaths in 2001 and 1 death in 2010.

Injuries

Sand and Gravel Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2001-2010Sand and Gravel Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2001-2010: This chart displays the number and rate of sand and gravel 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 881 nonfatal lost-time injuries in 2001 with an injury rate of 2.6 per 100 FTEs. In 2010, there were 412 nonfatal lost-time injuries with a nonfatal lost-time injury rate of 1.8 per 100 FTEs.

Sand and Gravel Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, by Accident Class, 2006-2010Sand and Gravel Operator Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries, Surface, by Accident Class, 2006-2010: This pie chart displays the distribution of and sand & gravel operator nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class for the period from 2006-2010. Excluding office employees, there were 2,786 nonfatal lost-time injuries. Handling materials had 33.9% of the injuries, Slip or fall of person had 26.9 %, Hand tools had 12.3%, and Powered haulage had 9.5%. Machinery accounted for 9.3% 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 8.1% of the injuries.

 
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