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Coal operator mining facts - 2002.
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. 2004-123, 2004 Jan; :1
In 2002, a total of 2,065 coal mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Coal mines comprised 14.2% of all mining operations. A total of 74,559 employees, corresponding to 78,601 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by coal mine operators to MSHA. This represents a 2.8% decrease in FTE employees from 2001. Twenty (20) work-related fatalities occurred among coal operator employees in 2002, compared to 36 in 2001. There were 3,877 nonfatal lost-time injuries among coal operator employees occurring at a rate of 4.9 injuries per 100 FTE employees. These injuries resulted in 228,616 days lost from work (median = 26). In 2002, 431 cases of occupational illness were reported to MSHA for coal operator employees.
Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Mining-industry; Miners; Mine-workers; Employees; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Injuries; Materials-handling; Back-injuries; Hearing-loss; Hearing-impairment; Black-lung; Pneumoconiosis; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-123
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
PA; KY; WV
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division