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Injury experience and worktime data at all coal mines in the United States

Includes officeworkers and contractors, 1973-2007

 

Year

Fatal

Injuries

Inci-

dence

rate

NFDL

Inci-

dence

rate

NDL

Inci-

dence

rate

Total

Inci-

dence

rate

Number

of

Employees

Employee

Hours

Coal

Production

1973

132

.092

11,230

7.84

14,533

10.14

25,895

18.07

151,892

286,623,759

557,949,444

1974

133

.087

8,553

5.59

7,288

4.76

15,974

10.44

182,274

306,069,163

565,773,663

1975

155

.082

11,119

5.86

9,652

5.09

20,926

11.03

224,412

379,417,376

611,130,323

1976

141

.071

14,406

7.28

12,797

6.47

27,344

13.82

221,255

395,593,559

647,086,916

1977

139

.069

15,004

7.43

10,088

5.00

25,231

12.49

237,506

403,904,698

670,683,811

1978

106

.053

14,788

7.35

5,309

2.64

20,203

10.05

255,588

402,139,974

631,751,096

1979

144

.063

19,039

8.29

4,494

1.96

23,677

10.31

260,429

459,364,662

741,699,439

1980

133

.059

18,720

8.27

3,870

1.71

22,723

10.03

253,007

452,925,752

798,081,734

1981

153

.072

15,523

7.35

3,145

1.49

18,821

8.92

249,738

422,165,298

787,610,909

1982

122

.058

14,227

6.79

3,139

1.50

17,488

8.35

241,454

419,114,777

811,571,472

1983

70

.040

9,562

5.46

2,527

1.44

12,159

6.95

200,199

349,964,647

762,399,324

1984

125

.066

10,261

5.45

2,555

1.36

12,941

6.87

208,160

376,639,138

883,828,702

1985

68

.038

9,082

5.06

2,520

1.40

11,670

6.50

197,049

359,198,777

863,191,525

1986

89

.053

9,417

5.60

2,761

1.64

12,267

7.30

185,167

336,307,470

880,044,975

1987

63

.040

12,354

7.84

4,182

2.65

16,599

10.53

172 780

315,199,451

904,026,019

1988

53

.035

12,449

8.20

4,102

2.70

16,604

10.94

166,278

303,564,454

943,937,989

1989

68

.045

12,000

7.94

4,018

2.66

16,086

10.65

164,929

302,081,259

971,750,854

1990

66

.042

12,247

7.88

3,513

2.26

15,826

10.18

168,625

310,920,317

1,019,342,778

1991

61

.042

11,325

7.86

3,282

2.28

14,668

10.18

158,677

288,140,256

987,752,976

1992

55

.040

10,054

7.29

2,959

2.14

13,068

9.47

153,128

275,919,384

989,422,257

1993

47

.038

8,399

6.82

2,577

2.09

11,023

8.95

141,183

246,287,839

943,289,908

1994

45

.035

8,720

6.86

2,613

2.06

11,378

8.95

143,645

254,262,109

1,031,695,185

1995

47

.040

7,339

6.22

2,316

1.96

9,702

8.22

132,111

236,155,687

1,032,085,048

1996

39

.034

6,118

5.33

2,158

1.88

8,315

7.24

126,451

229,609,252

1,065,387,817

1997

30

.026

5,805

5.08

2,134

1.87

7,969

6.97

126,429

228,579,672

1,092,132,169

1998

29

.026

5,899

5.32

2,006

1.81

7,934

7.15

122,083

221,821,727

1,122,042,454

1999

35

.034

4,990

4.85

1,596

1.55

6,621

6.44

114,489

205,723,697

1,099,927,017

2000

38

.039

4,794

4.95

1,597

1.65

6,429

6.64

108,098

193,506,419

1,079,065,684

2001

42

.040

4,578

4.39

1,679

1.61

6,299

6.03

114,458

208,772,908

1,130,332,538

2002

27

.027

4,520

4.51

1,492

1.49

6,039

6.03

110,966

200,367,907

1,096,783,632

2003

30

.031

3,773

3.93

1,365

1.42

5,168

5.38

104,824

192,084,004

1,072356,463

2004

28

.027

3,610

3.52

1,491

1.45

5,129

5.00

108,734

204,997,261

1,112,423,556

2005

22

.020

3,603

3.21

1,557

1.39

5,182

4.62

116,436

224,321,395

1,135,033,015

2006

47

.040

3,584

3.05

1,618

1.38

5,249

4.46

122,975

235,146,074

1,164,576,123

2007

34

.029

3,405

2.94

1,716

1.48

4,881

4.21

122,936

232,012,218

1,147,744,300