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 ocurred 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 illensses were reported to MSHA.