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

106

.09

9

.07

115

.09

15

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

.02

 

1980

94

.08

8

.06

102

.08

23

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

23

.03

 

1981

112

.11

9

.08

121

.11

21

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

21

.03

 

1982

83

.08

12

.10

95

.08

19

.03

1

.43

-

-

-

-

20

.03

 

1983

45

.06

9

.10

54

.06

12

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

.02

 

1984

97

.12

3

.03

100

.11

16

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

16

.03

 

1985

46

.06

7

.07

53

.06

12

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

.02

 

1986

50

.07

9

.09

59

.07

19

.03

1

.33

1

.34

-

-

21

.04

 

1987

36

.05

6

.07

42

.05

15

.03

1

.23

-

-

-

-

16

.03

 

1988

25

.04

5

.06

30

.04

12

.02

1

.21

-

-

-

-

13

.03

 

1989

43

.07

3

.04

46

.06

17

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

17

.03

 

1990

43

.06

5

.06

48

.06

12

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

.02

 

1991

40

.06

5

.06

45

.06

11

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

11

.02

 

1992

34

.06

6

.07

40

.06

11

.02

1

.25

1

.23

-

-

13

.03

 

1993

25

.05

1

.01

26

.05

12

.03

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

.03

 

1994

22

.04

2

.03

24

.04

18

.04

-

-

-

-

-

-

18

.04

 

1995

22

.05

4

.06

26

.05

14

.03

1

.22

1

.22

-

-

16

.04

 

1996

28

.06

5

.07

33

.06

4

.01

1

.17

-

-

-

-

5

.01

 

1997

18

.04

4

.06

22

.04

6

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

.01

 

1998

22

.05

1

.02

23

.05

4

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

.01

 

1999

19

.05

1

.02

20

.04

8

.02

1

.17

-

-

-

-

9

.02

 

2000

18

.05

2

.03

20

.05

9

.03

1

.20

-

-

-

-

10

.03

 

2001

32

.08

2

.03

34

.07

5

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

.01

 

2002

15

.04

1

.02

16

.04

8

.02

1

.17

-

-

-

-

9

.02

 

2003

15

.04

2

.04

17

.04

8

.02

1

.22

-

-

-

-

9

.02

 

2004

14

.04

3

.06

17

.04

6

.02

-

-

1

.23

-

-

7

.02

 

2005

14

.03

2

.03

16

.03

2

(*)

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

(*)

 

2006

37

.08

2

.03

39

.08

6

.01

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

.01

 

2007

21

.05

3

.05

24

.05

7

.02

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

-

-

13

.08

106

.05

-

-

106

.05

1979

130

.07

2

.05

12

.06

144

.07

-

-

144

.06

1980

125

.06

2

.06

6

.03

133

.06

-

-

133

.06

1981

142

.08

-

-

11

.05

153

.08

-

-

153

.07

1982

115

.07

-

-

7

.03

122

.06

-

-

122

.06

1983

66

.05

1

.04

3

.02

70

.04

-

-

70

.04

1984

116

.07

1

.04

8

.04

125

.07

-

-

125

.07

1985

65

.04

-

-

3

.02

68

.04

-

-

68

.04

1986

80

.06

1

.06

8

.05

89

.06

-

-

89

.05

1987

58

.04

-

-

5

.03

63

.04

-

-

63

.04

1988

43

.03

-

-

10

.06

53

.04

-

-

53

.03

1989

63

.05

-

-

5

.03

68

.05

-

-

68

.05

1990

60

.05

1

.09

5

.03

66

.04

-

-

66

.04

1991

56

.05

1

.09

4

.02

61

.04

-

-

61

.04

1992

53

.05

-

-

2

.01

55

.04

-

-

55

.04

1993

38

.04

1

.12

8

.05

47

.04

-

-

47

.04

1994

42

.04

-

-

3

.02

45

.04

-

-

45

.04

1995

42

.04

-

-

5

.03

47

.04

-

-

47

.04

1996

38

.04

-

-

1

.01

39

.04

-

-

39

.03

1997

28

.03

-

-

2

.01

30

.03

-

-

30

.03

1998

27

.03

-

-

2

.01

29

.03

-

-

29

.03

1999

29

.03

-

-

6

.05

35

.04

-

-

35

.03

2000

30

.04

1

.17

7

.06

38

.04

-

-

38

.04

2001

39

.05

-

-

3

.02

42

.04

-

-

42

.04

2002

25

.03

-

-

2

.02

27

.03

-

-

27

.03

2003

26

.03

-

-

 

.03

30

.03

-

-

30

.03

2004

24

.03

-

-

4

.03

28

.03

-

-

28

.03

2005

18

.02

-

-

4

.03

22

.02

-

-

22

.02

2006

45

.05

-

-

2

.01

47

.04

-

-

47

.04

2007

31

.03

-

-

3

.02

34

.03

-

-

34

.03

 

 

* Less than .005

All numbers include contractors.