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Sand & gravel 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. 2004-127, 2004 Jan; :1
In 2002, a total of 7,125 sand and gravel mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). A total of 36,535 employees, corresponding to 32,753 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by sand and gravel operators. This is a 2.4% decrease in FTE employees from 2001. Ten work-related fatalities occurred among sand and gravel miners in 2002, compared to eight in 2001. There were 826 nonfatal lost-time injuries among sand and gravel employees occurring at a rate of 2.5 per 100 FTE employees. A total of 39,556 days lost from work resulted from these injuries. Twenty cases of occupational illness were reported to MSHA for sand and gravel employees.
Sand-and-gravel-mines; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Employees; Injuries; Lost-work-days; Materials-handling; Back-injuries; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Statistical-analysis
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-127
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division