The safety record of the nonmetal mining industry during 1965 was worse than that of 1964 in all general measures of injury experience except for a slight improvement in the number and frequency rate of nonfatal injuries. Work fatalities in 1965 totaled 31 and occurred at a frequency rate of 1,711 per million man-hours of worktime. The fatality total was seven higher than in 1964 and the injury rates increased 32 and 28 percent, respectively. The total of 2,472 nonfatal injuries in 1965 was 14 less than in 1964 and the frequency rate per million man-hours worked declined 2 percent to 22.73 From 23.14 In 1964. However, the 1965 nonfatal severity rate of 1,339 per million man-hours worked was 15 percent over the 1964 rate of 1,160. This increase was largely attributable to two more permanent total and nine more permanent partial injuries in 1965 than in the preceding year. The average severity of all injuries in 1965 was 132 days lost or charged per injury or 25 days more than in 1964.