Coal operator mining facts - 2008
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.

Search our Collections & Repository

For very narrow results

When looking for a specific result

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields



Document Data
Clear All
Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page

Filetype[PDF-1.92 MB]


  • Corporate Authors:
  • Description:
    "Mining Operations: In 2008, a total of 2,129 coal mining operations reported employment to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Coal mines comprised 14.3% of all mining operations. 1. Bituminous mines comprised 92.5% (n=1,970) and anthracite mines 7.5% (n=159) of coal mining operations. 2. Approximately 73% of all coal mines were located in three states: Kentucky (n=656; 30.8%), West Virginia (n=479; 22.5%), and Pennsylvania (n=425; 20.0%). Employees: A total of 90,055 employees, corresponding to 100,178 full-time equivalent (FTE), employees, were reported by coal mine operators to MSHA. 1. Within the mining sectors, coal operators comprised 29.4% of all employee hours reported. 2. Underground work locations accounted for 45.8% of employee hours, while surface work locations accounted for 54.2%. Fatalities: Eighteen occupational fatalities occurred among coal operator employees in 2008, compared to 28 in 2007. 1. Fatalities among coal operator employees accounted for 34.6% of all mining fatalities. 2. The coal operator fatality rate was 18.7 [95% confidence interval (CI): 11.1, 29.5] fatalities per 100,000 FTE employees. The underground fatality rate was 26.2 [CI: 13.5, 45.7] (n=12) compared to a rate of 11.9 [CI: 4.4, 25.9] (n=6) for surface work locations. Nonfatal Lost-time Injuries: There were 2,871 nonfatal lost-time injuries (2,103 at underground and 768 at surface work locations) among coal operator employees occurring at an overall rate of 3.0 [CI: 2.9, 3.1] injuries per 100 FTE employees. These injuries resulted in 171,021 days lost from work: comprising 44.7% of days lost across all mining sectors. 1. The underground nonfatal lost-time injury rate was greater than the surface injury rate (4.6 [CI: 4.4, 4.8] vs. I.5 [CI: 1.4, 1.6] per 100 FTE workers). 2. The most frequent classification of nonfatal lost-time injuries for coal operator employees involved handling materials (n=816; 28.4%). 3. Sprains and strains were the most frequently reported nature of injury (n= 1,230; 42.8%). 4. The back was the most frequently reported body part injured (n=472; 16.4%) and accounted for 28,329 days lost from work." - NIOSHTIC-2
  • Subjects:
  • Series:
  • Document Type:
  • Genre:
  • Place as Subject:
  • Collection(s):
  • Main Document Checksum:
  • Download URL:
  • File Type:

Supporting Files

  • No Additional Files
More +

You May Also Like

Checkout today's featured content at