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Nonmetal operator mining facts - 2002.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2004 Jan; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20024370
Abstract
In 2002, a total of 763 nonmetal mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Examples of nonmetal mining operations include the mining of clay, trona, barite, phosphate rock, gypsum, talc, gemstones, and pumice. Nonmetal mines comprised 5.3% of all mining operations. A total of 19,864 employees, corresponding to 20,529 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by nonmetal operators to MSHA. This is a 5.9% decrease in the number of FTE nonmetal operator employees from 2001. There were no work-related fatalities in nonmetal mines in 2002. There were 594 nonfatal lost-time injuries among nonmetal mine employees, occurring at a rate of 2.9 per 100 FTE employees. These injuries resulted in 27,284 days lost from work. Forty-five cases of occupational illness were reported to MSHA for nonmetal mine employees.
Keywords
Nonmetal-mining; Employees; Injuries; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Materials-handling; Back-injuries; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Mine-workers; Mining-industry
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CAS No.
13397-24-5
Publication Date
20040101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2004-125
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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