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Table 08. TOTAL Number of Injuries and TOTAL Incidence Rates (IR) at Coal Mines in the United States,

by Primary Activities, 1978-2007

 

Underground Mines

Surface Mines

Underground

Surf at UG

Total

Strip

Auger

Culm Bank

Dredge

Total

Year

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

All

Injs

IR

1978

13,190

13.61

1,178

10.00

14,368

13.22

3,841

5.97

39

10.66

25

13.23

2

16.72

3,907

6.02

1979

16,606

14.42

1,431

10.79

18,037

14.05

3,596

5.31

23

7.68

14

6.39

3

10.39

3,636

5.32

1980

16,183

14.52

1,384

10.78

17,567

14.14

3,310

4.90

15

6.88

16

7.20

4

8.54

3,345

4.92

1981

13,102

13.05

1,105

9.49

14,207

12.68

3,113

4.77

13

6.55

24

11.55

-

-

3,150

4.79

1982

12,363

12.21

999

8.70

13,362

11.85

2,857

4.53

15

6.42

24

8.86

3

4.33

2,899

4.56

1983

8,115

10.44

658

7.02

8,773

10.07

2,302

3.99

19

6.66

12

5.42

2

2.56

2,335

4.00

1984

8,723

10.37

711

7.31

9,434

10.06

2,407

3.81

21

7.65

12

4.92

1

1.26

2,441

3.83

1985

7,676

9.45

655

6.69

8,331

9.15

2,278

3.90

10

3.08

31

13.21

3

4.76

2,322

3.93

1986

8,033

10.63

617

6.48

8,650

10.16

2,487

4.55

17

5.58

15

5.09

2

3.54

2,521

4.56

1987

11,361

16.27

873

10.49

12,234

15.65

2,824

5.37

23

5.24

20

6.11

3

3.99

2,870

5.37

1988

11,461

17.14

940

11.71

12,401

16.56

2,727

5.41

31

6.40

13

4.42

1

1.17

2,772

5.41

1989

10,729

16.43

824

10.00

11,553

15.71

2,909

5.78

40

9.13

22

6.52

1

1.00

2,972

5.81

1990

10,655

15.67

919

10.61

11,574

15.10

2,658

5.17

45

10.76

30

7.58

3

3.12

2,736

5.23

1991

9,998

16.07

837

10.12

10,835

15.37

2,285

4.83

56

12.69

34

9.00

5

7.08

2,380

4.94

1992

8,873

15.30

738

9.08

9,611

14.53

2,164

4.69

39

9.76

34

7.93

2

3.48

2,239

4.76

1993

7,350

15.04

552

7.13

7,902

13.96

1,927

4.48

31

7.18

49

9.21

1

2.77

2,008

4.56

1994

7,637

14.89

597

7.85

8,234

13.98

1,948

4.45

25

5.34

49

10.55

2

4.09

2,024

4.52

1995

6,634

13.77

556

7.94

7,190

13.03

1,515

3.77

39

8.45

33

7.14

1

1.82

1,588

3.86

1996

5,665

12.11

493

7.13

6,158

11.47

1,314

3.36

27

4.64

35

7.85

-

-

1,376

3.42

1997

5,438

11.83

426

6.17

5,864

11.09

1,358

3.41

31

4.95

32

6.91

1

1.37

1,422

3.47

1998

5,504

12.48

392

6.07

5,896

11.66

1,297

3..31

31

5..28

18

4.17

5

2.60

1,351

3.34

1999

4,556

11.30

320

5.49

4,876

10.57

1,102

2.96

29

4.99

13

4.08

2

2.45

1,146

3.00

2000

4,342

11.63

323

5.63

4,665

10.83

1,127

3.22

25

5.07

12

3.31

9

9.40

1,173

3.26

2001

4,246

10.63

282

4.87

4,528

9.90

1,166

3.01

17

2.84

14

3.99

2

1.99

1,199

3.02

2002

3,925

10.51

275

4.98

4,200

9.80

1,208

3.21

29

4.92

16

5.08

-

-

1,253

3.24

2003

3,342

9.21

233

4.46

3,575

8.62

1,022

2.85

29

6.28

9

2.74

-

-

1,060

2.88

2004

3,382

8.65

251

4.63

3,633

8.16

984

2.54

18

3.29

9

2.03

1

1.83

1,012

2.54

2005

3,419

7.90

232

3.96

3,651

7.43

1021

2.44

34

5.03

14

2.51

1

1.58

1,070

2.48

2006

3,443

7.57

250

3.97

3,693

7.13

1041

2.38

27

3.67

8

1.38

-

-

1,076

2.38

2007

3,218

7.10

279

4.47

3,497

6.78

934

2.18

32

4.83

6

.91

2

3.55

974

2.20


Table 08. TOTAL Number of Injuries and TOTAL Incidence Rates (IR) at Coal Mines in the United States,

by Primary Activities, 1978-2007 continued:

 

Year

Total Mining

 

Indp Shops/Yrds

Prep Plants

Total w/o Office

Office

Grand Total

All Injs

IR

All Injs

IR

All Injs

IR

All Injs

IR

All Injs

IR

All Injs

IR

1978

18,275

10.53

255

8.23

1,633

9.78

20,163

10.43

40

.52

20,203

10.05

1979

21,673

11.02

229

6.03

1,732

8.50

23,634

10.70

43

.49

23,677

10.31

1980

20,912

10.87

192

5.39

1,572

7.44

22,676

10.45

47

.50

22,723

10.03

1981

17,357

9.76

129

4.36

1,290

6.21

18,776

9.32

45

.47

18,821

8.92

1982

16,261

9.22

106

3.82

1,095

5.39

17,462

8.75

26

.26

17,488

8.35

1983

11,108

7.64

92

3.59

929

5.32

12,129

7.33

30

.32

12,159

6.95

1984

11,875

7.54

72

2.95

971

5.11

12,918

7.22

23

.25

12,941

6.87

1985

10,653

7.10

87

4.58

910

4.87

11,650

6.83

20

.22

11,670

6.50

1986

11,171

7.96

88

5.39

982

5.53

12,241

7.66

26

.31

12,267

7.30

1987

15,104

11.48

99

7.53

1,351

8.00

16,554

11.05

45

.57

16.599

10.53

1988

15,173

12.03

99

9.10

1,307

7.81

16,579

11.51

25

.32

16,604

10.94

1989

14,525

11.65

84

8.83

1,430

8.25

16,039

11.22

47

.59

16,086

10.65

1990

14,310

11.09

122

11.22

1,362

7.66

15,794

10.68

32

.42

15,826

10.18

1991

13,215

11.14

105

9.84

1,302

7.61

14,622

10.69

46

.63

14,668

10.18

1992

11,850

10.47

84

8.48

1,097

6.70

13,031

9.98

37

.50

13,068

9.47

1993

9,910

9.85

95

11.19

959

6.55

10,964

9.44

59

.84

11,023

8.95

1994

10,258

9.90

72

8.80

1,024

6.48

11,354

9.44

24

.35

11,378

8.95

1995

8,778

9.12

51

7.06

855

5.92

9,684

8.69

18

.27

9,702

8.22

1996

7,534

8.03

37

6.37

728

5.11

8,299

7.63

16

.26

8,315

7.24

1997

7,286

7.76

33

7.02

630

4.55

7,949

7.35

20

.33

7,969

6.97

1998

7,247

7.96

41

7.89

622

4.55

7,910

7.52

24

.42

7,934

7.15

1999

6,022

7.14

31

6.00

557

4.35

6,610

6.77

11

.21

6,621

6.44

2000

5,838

7.39

30

5.19

543

4.46

6,411

6.99

18

.36

6,429

6.64

2001

5,727

6.70

41

7.34

518

3.94

6,286

6.34

13

.25

6,299

6.03

2002

5,453

6.69

26

4.45

553

4.15

6,032

6.32

7

.15

6,039

6.03

2003

4,635

5.92

27

4.71

493

3.88

5,155

5.63

13

.29

5,168

5.38

2004

4,645

5.51

19

2.71

452

3.47

5,116

5.22

13

.29

5,129

5.00

2005

4,721

5.12

13

1.58

436

3.06

5,170

4.82

12

.25

5,182

4.62

2006

4,769

4.92

23

2.83

446

2.93

5,238

4.64

11

.24

5,249

4.46

2007

4,471

4.66

18

2.22

384

2.67

4,873

4.39

8

.16

4,881

4.21

All numbers include contractors