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Noncoal contractor mining facts - 2006.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2008 Sep; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20034780
Abstract
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) defines an independent contractor as any person, partnership, corporation, subsidiary of a corporation, firm, association or other organization that contracts to perform services or construction at a mine. Contractors that perform specific types of work are required to report the number of employees who work at coal mines and noncoal mines. Companies: In 2006, a total of 4,686 contracting companies reported employment at noncoal mines to MSHA, or 63.2% of all independent contracting companies. Employees: A total of 55,945 employees, corresponding to 31,294 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by noncoal contractors to MSHA. Within the mining sectors, noncoal contractor employees comprised 9.4% of all employee hours reported to MSHA. Noncoal contractor employee hours were reported for both underground (4.5%) and surface (95.5%) work locations. Fatalities: Seven occupational fatalities occurred among noncoal contractor employees in 2006, accounting for 58.3% of all fatalities attributed to independent contractors. The noncoal contractor fatality rate for all work locations was 23.6 fatalities per 100,000 FTE employees. Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries: There were 452 nonfatal lost-time injuries among noncoal contractor employees (49 at underground and 403 at surface work locations) occurring at a rate of 1.5 injuries per 100 FTE employees. These injuries resulted in 24,571 days lost5 from work. The underground nonfatal lost-time injury rate for noncoal contractor employees was 3.5 per 100 FTE workers, while the surface rate was 1.4. The most frequent classification of nonfatal lost-time injuries reported for noncoal contractor employees involved handling materials (n=158; 35.0%), followed by slips or falls (n=111; 24.6%). Sprains and strains were the most frequently reported nature of injury (n=167; 36.9%). In 2006, the most frequently reported body parts injured were the fingers (n=68; 15.0%; 3,783 days lost), back (n=63; 13.9%; 3,028 days lost), and knee (n=50; 11.1%; 2,086 days lost).
Keywords
Statistical-analysis; Employees; Injuries; Lost-work-days; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Materials-handling; Back-injuries; Heat-stroke; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Sand-and-gravel-mines; Stone-mines; Hearing-loss; Hearing-impairment; Burns
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2008-165
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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