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Independent contractor accident trends in the coal mining industry.
Rethi LL; Fotta B
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1996 Jul; :1-4
Recent employment figures (taken from the Mine Safety and Health Administration's database) indicate that the number of independent contractor emmployees working in the coal mining industry has doubled over the past ten years. As their numbers increase, they become a more visible segment of the industy. Increased exposure to mining hazards has also brought an increase in the number of fatalities involving independent contractor workers.
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Miners; Mine-workers; Accident-prevention; Mine-safety;
NIOSH, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Holmes Safety Association Bulletin
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