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Metal operator mining facts - 2003.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2005 Feb; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20025911
Abstract
In 2003, a total of 258 metal mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Metal mines were the smallest mining sector, comprising 1.8% of all mining operations. A total of 24,648 employees, corresponding to 24,468 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by metal mine operators. This is a 5.7% decrease from the number of FTE metal mine employees reported in 2002. One work-related fatality occurred in metal mines in 2003, compared to four in 2002. There were 579 nonfatal lost-time injuries among metal mine employees occurring at a rate of 2.4 per 100 FTE employees. These injuries resulted in 21,139 days lost from work. A total of 63 cases of occupational illness were reported to MSHA for metal mine employees.
Keywords
Metal-mining; Mining-industry; Gold-mines; Employees; Injuries; Lost-work-days; Statistical-analysis; Underground-mining; Materials-handling; Back-injuries; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Mine-workers
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20050201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2005-116
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; NV; AK
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