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Table 05. Number of FATAL Injuries and FATAL Incidence Rates (IR) at

Bituminous Coal Mines in the United States, by Primary Activity, 1978-2007

 

 

 

Underground Mines

Surface Mines

 

Underground

Surf at UG

Total

Strip

Auger

Culm Bank

Dredge

Total

Year

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

1978

67

.07

9

.08

76

.07

17

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

17

.03

1979

105

.09

9

.07

114

.09

15

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

.02

1980

91

.08

8

.06

99

.08

23

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

23

.03

1981

112

.11

9

.08

121

.11

20

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

20

.03

1982

83

.08

12

.11

95

.08

19

.03

1

.43

-

-

-

-

20

.03

19831

44

.06

7

.08

51

.06

11

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

11

.02

1984

95

.11

2

.02

97

.11

13

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

13

.02

1985

40

.05

7

.08

47

.05

7

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

.01

1986

47

.06

8

.10

55

.07

17

.03

1

.58

-

-

-

-

18

.04

1987

36

.05

3

.04

39

.05

14

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

.03

1988

25

.04

5

.07

30

.04

7

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

.02

1989

43

.07

1

.02

44

.06

14

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

.03

1990

43

.06

2

.03

45

.06

9

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

.02

1991

39

.06

4

.06

43

.06

7

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

.02

1992

34

.06

3

.05

37

.06

4

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

.01

1993

25

.05

-

-

25

.05

7

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

.02

1994

20

.04

1

.02

21

.04

10

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

.03

1995

18

.04

4

.09

22

.04

8

.02

-

-

1

1.01

-

-

9

.03

1996

27

.06

4

.10

31

.06

3

.01

1

.21

-

-

-

-

4

.01

1997

18

.04

2

.05

20

.04

3

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

.01

1998

20

.05

1

.03

21

.05

2

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

.01

1999

17

.04

-

-

17

.04

7

.02

1

.21

-

-

-

-

8

.03

2000

16

.05

1

.03

17

.04

6

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

.02

2001

31

.08

-

-

31

.08

3

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

.01

2002

12

.03

-

-

12

.03

5

.02

1

.23

-

-

-

-

6

.02

2003

11

.03

2

.07

13

.04

7

.02

1

.28

-

-

-

-

8

.03

2004

13

.04

2

.07

15

.04

3

.01

-

-

1

.53

-

-

4

.01

2005

14

.03

1

.04

15

.03

1

(*)

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

(*)

2006

35

.08

-

-

35

.08

6

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

.02

2007

18

.04

2

.07

20

.04

7

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

.02

 


Table 05. Number of FATAL Injuries and FATAL Incidence Rates (IR) at

Bituminous Coal Mines in the United States, by Primary Activity, 1978-2007 continued:

 

 

Total Mining

Indp Shops/Yrds

Prep Plants

Total w/o Office

Office

Grand Total

Year

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

1978

93

.05

-

-

12

.08

105

.05

-

-

105

.05

1979

129

.07

2

.05

12

.06

143

.07

-

-

143

.06

1980

122

.06

2

.06

6

.03

130

.06

-

-

130

.06

1981

141

.08

-

-

10

.05

151

.08

-

-

151

.07

1982

115

.07

-

-

7

.04

122

.06

-

-

122

.06

19831

62

.04

1

.04

3

.02

66

.04

-

-

66

.04

1984

110

.07

-

-

7

.04

117

.07

-

-

117

.07

1985

54

.04

-

-

2

.01

56

.03

-

-

56

.03

1986

73

.05

1

.06

7

.05

81

.05

-

-

81

.05

1987

53

.04

-

-

5

.03

58

.04

-

-

58

.04

1988

37

.03

-

-

6

.04

43

.03

-

-

43

.03

1989

58

.05

-

-

4

.03

62

.05

-

-

62

.04

1990

54

.05

1

.10

2

.01

57

.04

-

-

57

.04

1991

50

.05

1

.10

3

.02

54

.04

-

-

54

.04

1992

41

.04

-

-

2

.02

43

.04

-

-

43

.04

1993

32

.04

-

-

3

.03

35

.03

-

-

35

.03

1994

31

.03

-

-

1

.01

32

.03

-

-

32

.03

1995

31

.04

-

-

3

.03

34

.04

-

-

34

.03

1996

35

.04

-

-

1

.01

36

.04

-

-

36

.04

1997

23

.03

-

-

1

.01

24

.03

-

-

24

.03

1998

23

.03

-

-

1

.01

24

.03

-

-

24

.03

1999

25

.04

-

-

3

.03

28

.03

-

-

28

.03

2000

23

.04

1

.18

4

.05

28

.04

-

-

28

.04

2001

34

.05

-

-

2

.02

36

.05

-

-

36

.04

2002

18

.03

-

-

2

.02

20

.03

-

-

20

.02

2003

21

.03

-

-

1

.01

22

.03

-

-

22

.03

2004

19

.03

-

-

3

.03

22

.03

-

-

22

.03

2005

16

.02

-

-

-

-

16

.02

-

-

16

.02

2006

41

.05

-

-

-

-

41

.05

-

-

41

.04

2007

27

.03

-

0

1

.01

28

.03

-

-

28

.03

 

* Less than .005

 

1Beginning in 1983, only operator data are available at this level of detail.