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Nonmetal operator mining facts - 2003.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2005 Feb; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20025917
Abstract
In 2003, a total of 734 nonmetal mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Examples of nonmetal mining operations include, but are not limited to, the mining of clay, shale, barite, potash, trona, phosphate rock, rock salt, gypsum, talc, gemstones, mica, perlite, and pumice. A total of 19,333 employees, corresponding to 20,314 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by nonmetal operators to MSHA. This is a 1% decrease in the number of FTE nonmetal operator employees from 2002. There were two work-related fatalities in nonmetal mines in 2003, compared to zero in 2002. There were 506 nonfatal lost-time injuries among nonmetal mine employees, occurring at a rate of 2.5 per 100 FTE employees. These injuries resulted in 22,125 days lost from work. Thirty-six 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
Publication Date
20050201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2005-121
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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