A Systematic Method of Estimating the Cost of Injury-accidents in Underground Coal Mining.
Proc 3rd NCA/BCR Coal Conf on Undgrd Mining Louisville Kentucky 1977 Oct; :131-147
In a study sponsored by the Bureau of Mines, a model was developed to estimate the annual direct costs to industry, society, and the injured worker of work-related injuries in underground coal mining. Direct cost elements include lost-time compensation, medical treatment, personal wage loss, and the value of coal production lost as a result of fatal-accident workplace disruption. Observational data are presented to demonstrate that significant disruption of production occurs for several weeks following accidents that result in death or amputation. Cost estimates are reviewed to show how an estimated total annual cost in 1974 of $57 million is allocated among the societal sectors and underground mining tasks.
Proc. 3rd NCA/BCR Coal Conf. on Undgrd. Mining, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 18-20, 1977, PP. 131-147