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A summary of injury for independent contractor employees in the mining industry from 1983 through 1990.

Authors
Rethl-LL; Barrett-EA
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9344, 1993 Jan; :1-16
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10003308
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines summarized injury data for independent contractor employees working at all locations of coal and metal-nonmetal mines from 1983 through 1990. During the eight years, the greatest contrast in degree of injury between independent contractor and operator employees was in fatalities. From 1983 through 1990, there were 132 independent contractor employee fatalities in the mining industry. In 1988, though, independent contractor employees accounted for nearly one-fourth of all mining fatalities. The fatality incidence rates of independent contractors were consistently higher than those of operators during the eight years. For instance, in 1990, the contractors' rate was twice that of operator employees in coal mining and nearly five times that of operators in metal-nonmetal mining. Three other salient facts highlight the independent contractor employees' fatality injury data during these years. First, 82% of the independent contractor employee fatalities occurred at surface locations. Second, two job classifications--truck driver and equipment operator--represented 37% of the fatalities throughout the 8-year period. And finally, four accident classifications--powered haulage, slips and falls, machinery, and electrical--accounted for 71% of all independent contractor employee fatalities.
Keywords
Fatalities; Miners; Mortality; Graphs-charts; Tables-data; Accidents; Occupational-safety-and-health; Contractors; Injuries; Mining
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-189777
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC-9344
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9344
State
PA
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