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Mining facts for 2000.
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. 2002-145, 2002 May; :1
A total of 14,413 mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Mine operators reported 240,000 full-time equivalent workers (down 3.9 percent from 1999). Eighty-four (84) work-related mine fatalities occurred in 2000 compared to 90 the year before. There were 10,839 nonfatal lost-time injuries reported to MSHA, occurring at a rate of 3.8 injuries per 100 full-time equivalent workers, and resulting in a total of 417,918 lost workdays. Seven hundred sixty-seven (767) cases of occupational illness were reported to MSHA. All employees include workers of the coal, metal, nonmetal, stone, sand and gravel operations, and coal and metal/nonmetal independent contractors.
Miners; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Mortality-data; Employees; Underground-miners; Underground-mining; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Injuries; Occupational-diseases; Traumatic-injuries; Lost-work-days; Statistical-analysis
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-145
National Intsitute for Occupational Safety and Health
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