Welcome to CDC Stacks | Sand & gravel operator mining facts - 2008 - 6068 | Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library collection
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
 
 
Help
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
Sand & gravel operator mining facts - 2008
  • Published Date:
    2011
Filetype[PDF - 1.83 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2011-167
  • Description:
    "Mining Operations: In 2008, a total of 7,132 sand and gravel mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 1. Sand and gravel mines were the largest mining commodity, comprising 47.8% of all mining operations. 2. Sand and gravel mines were found throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. 3. Minnesota had the largest number of sand and gravel mines (n=488; 6.8%). Employees: A total of 42,307 employees, corresponding to 33,343 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, were reported by sand and gravel mine operators. 1. Within the mining sectors, sand and gravel mine operator employees accounted for 9.8% of all employee hours reported to MSHA. 2. All sand and gravel operator hours reported were for surface work locations. Fatalities: Three occupational fatalities occurred among sand and gravel operator employees in 2008. This compared to five fatalities in 2007. Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries: There were 550 nonfatal lost-time injuries among sand and gravel operator employees occurring at an overall rate of 1.9 [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.7, 2.1] injuries per 100 FTE employees. A total of 25,912 days lost from work' resulted from these injuries. 1. The most frequent classifications of nonfatal lost-time injuries for sand and gravel operator employees involved handling materials (n=196; 35.6%) and slip or fall of person (n= 136; 24.7%). 2. Sprains and strains were the most frequently reported nature of injury (n=213; 38.7%). 3. The back was the most frequently reported body part injured (n=105; 19.1%) followed by fingers (n=88; 16.0%). Back injuries represented 3,697 days lost from work; finger injuries represented 2,623 days lost." - NIOSHTIC-2

  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files