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Surface mining facts - 2003.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2005 Feb; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20025914
Abstract
Data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) indicate that a total of 241,502 employees worked in surface mining locations in 2003, corresponding to 212,113 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. In 2003, 40 occupational mining fatalities occurred at surface work locations. The surface work location fatality rate was 18.9 per 100,000 FTE workers. Within surface work locations, 5,504 nonfatal lost-time injuries resulting in 273,449 lost work days were reported to MSHA in 2003. The nonfatal lost-time injury rate was 2.6 per 100 FTEs. In 2003, 301 cases of occupational illnesses were reported to MSHA for employees in surface work locations.
Keywords
Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Employees; Stone-mines; Coal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Coal-miners; Lost-work-days; Injuries; Back-injuries; Hearing-loss; Hearing-impairment; Black-lung; Pneumoconiosis; Statistical-analysis; Sand-and-gravel-mines; Surface-mining; Materials-handling; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders
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) 2005-118
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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