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Commodity Number of Occupational Mining Fatalities in US Active Mining Operations in the US Number of Employee Hours in a year(in millions) Number and percentage of Mine Operator Emplyees
Coal 20 1,871 199.8 92,472 (35.3%)
Metal 2 351 92.0 44,458 (17.0%)
Nonmetal 3 641 43.2 21,586 (8.2%)
Stone 6 4,433 127.0 66,201 (25.3%)
Sand & Gravel 4 6,797 56.6 37,067 (14.2%)
Occupational Fatalities by Accident Class Surface Mining Locations Percentage
Powered haulage 30.1%
Machinery 24.4%
Slip or fall of person 13.8%
Falling, rolling, or sliding rock or material 11.4%
All other 20.3%
Occupational Fatalities by Accident Class Underground Mining Locations Percentage
Fall of ground (from in place) 27.6%
Ignition / explosion of gas / dust 27.6%
Powered haulage 21.9%
Machinery 8.6%
All other 14.3%
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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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