Statistics: All Mining

Introduction

The following maps present data for All Mining. The information is organized by Mines, Employees, Fatalities, and Injuries. The Mines section contains information on the number and location of the mining operations. The Employees section details the number of employees and the number of employee hours. The Fatalities section describes the number and rate of fatalities, the number and rate by work locations, and the number of fatalities by accident class. The Injuries section presents the number and rate of nonfatal lost-time injuries, the number and rate by work locations, and the number of injuries by accident class. 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. All Mining Statistics by Commodity available through 2017.

Mines

Link to full-size imageActive Mining Operations by Commodity, 2017: United States map displaying symbols spotted randomly within counties for the locations of active mining operations by commodity. In 2017, there were a total of 13,080 mining operations that reported mine operator employment. The commodity breakdown was 1,216 coal, 296 metal, 915 nonmetal, 4,358 stone, and 6,295 sand & gravel mines. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Link to full-size imageLocations of Active Underground Mining Operations, 2017: United States map displaying the locations of 541 active underground mining operations spotted randomly within counties. Active mines are those that report any operator employment during the year. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Link to full-size imageLocations of Active Surface Mining Operations, 2017: United States map displaying the locations of 12,539 active surface mining operations spotted randomly within counties. Active mines are those that report operator employment during the year. Mines at which only contractors were working did not show any employment and are not displayed.

 

Employees

Link to full-size imageMine Operator Employees, 2017: United States map displaying employment density by county of the 196,511 mine operator employees in 2017. 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.

 
  

Link to full-size imageMine Operator Employees, 2017 (Underground Work Locations): United States map displaying employment density by county for the 35,533 mine operator employees working at underground locations in 2017. 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.

  

Link to full-size image Mine Operator Employees, 2017 (Surface Work Locations): United States map displaying employment density by county for the 160,978 mine operator employees working at surface work locations in 2017. 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.

 

Fatalities

Link to full-size imageOccupational Mining Fatalities by Canvass, 2013-2017: United States map displaying locations of occupational mining fatalities spotted randomly within counties. There were a total of 135 mining fatalities reported from 2013 through 2017 (coal=62, metal=15, nonmetal=10, stone=28, sand & gravel=20). The canvass class includes mine operators and office employees are excluded.

 

Injuries

Link to full-size imageNonfatal Lost-time Injuries, 2017 (Mine Operators and Independent Contractors): Map of the United States displaying nonfatal lost-time injury density by county for mine operator and contractor injuries during 2017. Office workers are excluded. A graduated color ramp is used to symbolize densities of zero, 1 to 9, 10 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50 or more injuries. The total number of nonfatal lost-time injuries in 2017 was 4,035.

 

Page last reviewed: 5/12/2019 Page last updated: 5/12/2019