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CommodityNumber of Occupational Mining Fatalities in USActive Mining Operations in the USNumber of Employee Hours in a year(in millions)Number and percentage of Mine Operator Emplyees
Coal201,871199.892,472 (35.3%)
Metal235192.044,458 (17.0%)
Nonmetal364143.221,586 (8.2%)
Stone64,433127.066,201 (25.3%)
Sand & Gravel46,79756.637,067 (14.2%)
Occupational Fatalities by Accident Class Surface Mining LocationsPercentage
Powered haulage30.1%
Machinery24.4%
Slip or fall of person13.8%
Falling, rolling, or sliding rock or material11.4%
All other20.3%
Occupational Fatalities by Accident Class Underground Mining LocationsPercentage
Fall of ground (from in place)27.6%
Ignition / explosion of gas / dust27.6%
Powered haulage21.9%
Machinery8.6%
All other14.3%
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Sources: CDC, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 2, 2016

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