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Mining Publication: Mining Facts - 2001

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Original creation date: June 2003

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A total of 14,623 mining operations reported statistics to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Mine operators reported 233,112 employees or (238,921 full-time equivalent workers (FTE) workers.) In 2001, there were 72 fatalities, compared to eighty-four (84) in 2000. There were 9,949 nonfatal lost-time injuries reported to MSHA in 2001. These occurred at a rate of 3.5 injuries per 100,000 FTE workers and resulted in a total of 508,888 days lost from work. In 2001, 798 occupational illnesses were reported to MSHA.

Authors: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Brochure/flyer - June 2003

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20022471

NIOSH Publication No. 2003-105, 2003 Jun; :1 pp