Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector

Introduction

The following maps present data for the Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector. The information is organized by Mines, Employees, and Injuries. The Mines section contains information on the locations and number of the active mining operations. The Employees section details the number of mine operator employees by county and the number of employee hours by work location. The Injuries section presents the number of nonfatal lost-time injuries by county, the number by work location, and the number of injuries by accident class. Note: Sand & Gravel mining occurs at surface locations only. Data source: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). See Statistical Methodology for further details. Additional Mining Facts for each commodity are available from 2000 through 2015.

Entire Sector

Mines

Link to full-size imageActive Mining Operations, 2017 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): Map of the United States displaying the locations of active mining operations spotted randomly within counties for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. Of the 10,653 stone and sand & gravel mines, 4,358 were stone and 6,295 were sand & gravel. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Link to full-size imageActive Underground Mining Operations, 2017 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): Map of the United States displaying the locations of active underground mining operations spotted randomly within counties for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 115 underground stone mines and no underground sand & gravel mining operations. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Link to full-size imageActive Surface Mining Operations, 2017 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): Map of the United States displaying the locations of active surface mining operations spotted randomly within counties for the stone and sand & gravel industry sector in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 10,538 surface stone and sand & gravel mining operations. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Employees

Link to full-size imageMine Operator Employees, 2015 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector): Map of the United States displaying employment density by county for the 101,851 mine operator employees in the stone and sand & gravel industry sector during 2015. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of less than 25 employees, 25 to 49 employees, 50 to 199 employees, 200 to 499 employees, and 500 or more employees.

 

Injuries

Link to full-size imageNonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2015 (Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector Operators and Contractors): Map of the United States displaying nonfatal lost-time injury density by county for 1,600 Stone and Sand & Gravel Industry Sector operator and contractor injuries during 2015. Office workers are excluded. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of zero injuries, 1 to 9, 10 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50 or more injuries.

 

Stone Operators

Mines

Link to ful-size imageActive Stone Mining Operations, 2017: Map of the United States displaying the locations of active stone mining operations spotted randomly within counties in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 4,358 stone mines. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Link to ful-size imageActive Underground Stone Mining Operations, 2017 Map of the United States displaying the locations of active underground stone mining operations mining spotted randomly within counties in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 115 underground stone mines reported in 2017. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Link to ful-size imageActive Mining Operations, 2017 (Surface Stone): Map of the United States displaying the locations of active surface stone mining operations spotted randomly within counties in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 4,243 surface stone mines. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Employees

Link to ful-size imageStone Mine Operator Employees, 2015: Map of the United States displaying employment density by county of the 67,070 stone mine operator employees in 2015. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of less than 25 employees, 25 to 49 employees, 50 to 199 employees, 200 to 499 employees, and 500 or more employees.

 

Injuries

Link to ful-size imageNonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2015 (Stone Mine Operators and Independent Contractors): Map of the United States displaying nonfatal lost-time injury density by county for 1,273 stone mine operator and contractor injuries during 2015. Office workers are excluded. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of zero injuries, 1 to 9, 10 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50 or more injuries.

 

Sand and Gravel Operators

Mines

Link to full-size image Active Sand & Gravel Mining Operations, 2017: Map of the United States displaying the locations of active sand & gravel mining operations spotted randomly within counties in 2017. Active mines are mining operations that reported mine operator employment during the year. There were 6,295 sand & gravel mines. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Employees

Link to full-size imageSand & Gravel Mine Operator Employees, 2015: Map of the United States displaying employment density by county of the 34,781 sand & gravel mine operator employees in 2015. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of less than 25 employees, 25 to 49 employees, 50 to 199 employees, 200 to 499 employees, and 500 or more employees.

 

Injuries

Link to full-size imageNonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2015 (Sand & Gravel Mine Operators and Independent Contractors): Map of the United States displaying nonfatal lost-time injury density by county for 327 sand & gravel mine operator and contractor injuries during 2015. Office workers are excluded. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of zero injuries, 1 to 9, 10 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50 or more injuries.

 

Page last reviewed: 6/13/2019 Page last updated: 6/13/2019