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Independent contractor accident trends in the coal mining industry.

Authors
Rethi-LL; Fotta-B
Source
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1996 Jul; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
10005813
Abstract
Recent employment figures (taken from the Mine Safety and Health Administration's database) indicate that the number of independent contractor emmployees working in the coal mining industry has doubled over the past ten years. As their numbers increase, they become a more visible segment of the industy. Increased exposure to mining hazards has also brought an increase in the number of fatalities involving independent contractor workers.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Miners; Mine-workers; Accident-prevention; Mine-safety;
Contact
NIOSH, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
19960701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0271-3888
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
State
PA
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