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Table 04. Number of FATAL Injuries and FATAL Incidence Rates (IR) at Metal/Nonmetal1 Operations

in the United States, by Primary Activity, 1978-2007

 

 

Year

Underground Mines

Surface Mines

 

Underground

Surf

at UG

Total

Strip

Dredge

Other

Total

 

 

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

 

1978

35

.13

4

.07

39

.12

54

.06

5

.07

-

-

59

.06

 

1979

26

.09

5

.08

31

.09

61

.06

5

.07

-

-

66

.06

 

1980

20

.07

4

.05

24

.07

48

.05

4

.07

-

-

52

.05

 

1981

30

.11

2

.03

32

.09

31

.04

3

.06

-

-

34

.04

 

1982

23

.12

3

.05

26

.10

14

.03

1

.04

-

-

15

.03

 

1983

12

.09

2

.05

14

.08

27

.04

7

.15

-

-

34

.05

 

1984

14

.10

5

.15

19

.11

38

.05

1

.02

-

-

39

.05

 

1985

16

.12

3

.09

19

.12

22

.03

3

.06

-

-

25

.03

 

1986

7

.06

3

.11

10

.07

30

.04

2

.04

-

-

32

.04

 

1987

9

.08

1

.03

10

.07

37

.05

10

.18

-

-

47

.06

 

1988

7

.05

3

.09

10

.06

23

.03

-

-

-

-

23

.03

 

1989

11

.08

-

-

11

.06

28

.03

1

.02

-

-

29

.03

 

1990

9

.07

3

.08

12

.07

29

.03

4

.07

-

-

33

.04

 

1991

10

.08

-

-

10

.06

32

.04

3

.06

-

-

35

.04

 

1992

6

.05

1

.03

7

.05

29

.04

-

-

-

-

29

.04

 

1993

17

.16

1

.03

18

.13

20

.02

2

.04

-

-

22

.03

 

1994

8

.07

1

.03

9

.06

21

.02

1

.02

-

-

22

.02

 

1995

6

.05

1

.03

7

.05

34

.04

2

.04

-

-

36

.04

 

1996

6

.05

1

.03

7

.05

26

.03

4

.08

-

-

30

.03

 

1997

8

.07

2

.07

10

.07

38

.04

4

.07

1

.16

43

.04

 

1998

5

.04

2

.08

7

.05

28

.03

2

.04

-

-

30

.03

 

1999

11

.10

2

.09

13

.10

32

.03

2

.04

-

-

34

.03

 

2000

8

.08

1

.04

9

.07

25

.03

3

.06

-

-

28

.03

 

2001

8

.08

-

-

8

.06

18

.02

2

.04

-

-

20

.02

 

2002

3

.03

1

.06

4

.04

20

.02

2

.04

-

-

22

.02

 

2003

1

.01

1

.05

2

.02

15

.02

2

.04

-

-

17

.02

 

2004

2

.02

1

.05

3

.03

13

.01

2

.04

-

-

15

.02

 

2005

6

.06

1

.04

7

.06

15

.02

2

.03

-

-

17

.02

 

2006

-

-

1

.04

1

.01

14

.01

2

.03

-

-

16

.02

 

2007

6

.05

1

.03

7

.05

15

.02

3

.06

-

-

18

.02

 


Table 04. Number of FATAL Injuries and FATAL Incidence Rates (IR) at Metal/Nonmetal1 Operations

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

 

 

 

Year

Total Mining

Indp Shops/Yrds

Mills

Total w/o Office

Office

Grand Total

 

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

Fatals

IR

1978

98

.07

-

-

38

.04

136

.06

-

-

136

.05

1979

97

.07

-

-

25

.02

122

.05

1

***

123

.04

1980

76

.06

-

-

29

.03

103

.04

-

-

103

.04

1981

66

.05

-

-

25

.03

84

.04

-

-

84

.03

1982

41

.06

1

.12

10

.02

51

.04

-

-

51

.03

1983

48

.05

-

-

14

.02

62

.04

-

-

62

.03

1984

58

.06

-

-

22

.03

80

.05

-

-

80

.04

1985

44

.05

-

-

13

.02

57

.03

-

-

57

.03

1986

42

.04

1

.13

6

.01

49

.03

-

-

49

.03

1987

57

.06

-

-

10

.01

67

.04

-

-

67

.03

1988

33

.03

-

-

16

.02

49

.03

-

-

49

.02

1989

40

.04

-

-

8

.01

48

.03

-

-

48

.02

1990

45

.04

-

-

11

.01

56

.03

-

-

56

.03

1991

45

.04

-

-

8

.01

53

.02

-

-

53

.03

1992

36

.04

-

-

7

.01

43

.02

-

-

43

.02

1993

40

.04

-

-

11

.01

51

.03

-

-

51

.03

1994

31

.03

-

-

9

.01

40

.02

-

-

40

.02

1995

43

.04

-

-

10

.01

53

.03

-

-

53

.03

1996

37

.03

-

-

10

.01

47

.02

-

-

47

.02

1997

53

.05

-

-

8

.01

61

.03

-

-

61

.03

1998

37

.03

-

-

14

.02

51

.03

-

-

51

.02

1999

47

.04

-

-

8

.01

55

.03

-

-

55

.03

2000

37

.03

-

-

10

.01

47

.02

-

-

47

.02

2001

28

.03

-

-

2

***

30

.02

-

-

30

.01

2002

26

.03

-

-

16

.02

42

.03

-

-

42

.02

2003

19

.02

1

.20

6

.01

26

.02

-

-

26

.01

2004

18

.02

-

-

9

.01

27

.02

-

-

27

.01

2005

24

.02

-

-

11

.02

35

.02

-

-

35

.02

2006

17

.01

-

-

8

.01

25

.01

-

-

25

.01

2007

25

.02

-

-

8

.01

32

.02

-

-

33

.01

 

All numbers include contractors.

1Includes stone, sand and gravel operations.

***Incidence Rate less than 0.005.