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Mining Publication: Mining Facts - 2007

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Original creation date: August 2009

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In 2007, a total of 14,871 mining operations reported employment data to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Almost half (48.4%) were sand and gravel mines, followed by stone mines (31.2%), coal mines (13.7%), nonmetal mines (4.9%), and metal mines (1.9%). This mining fact sheet covers statistics of general interest relating to surface and underground mining operations, workers, fatalities, nonfatal lost-time injuries, and occupational illness.

Authors: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Brochure/flyer - August 2009

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20035802

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication no. 2009-157, 2009 Aug; :1-2