West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training

Production of Coal and Coke in West Virginia
1863 - 2012

  Estimated Estimated Estimated Estimated      
  Mining Indep. Contr. Coal Prep. Total COAL COKE ACCIDENTS
 YEAR Empl. Empl. Empl. Empl. PRODUCTION PRODUCTION FATALS INJURIES
1863 N/A N/A N/A 0 444,648 N/A N/A N/A
1864 N/A N/A N/A 0 454,888 N/A N/A N/A
1865 N/A N/A N/A 0 487,897 N/A N/A N/A
1866 N/A N/A N/A 0 512,068 N/A N/A N/A
1867 N/A N/A N/A 0 589,360 N/A N/A N/A
1868 N/A N/A N/A 0 609,227 N/A N/A N/A
1869 N/A N/A N/A 0 603,148 N/A N/A N/A
1870 N/A N/A N/A 0 608,878 N/A N/A N/A
1871 N/A N/A N/A 0 618,830 N/A N/A N/A
1872 N/A N/A N/A 0 700,000 N/A N/A N/A
1873 N/A N/A N/A 0 1,000,000 N/A N/A N/A
1874 N/A N/A N/A 0 1,120,000 N/A N/A N/A
1875 N/A N/A N/A 0 1,120,000 N/A N/A N/A
1876 N/A N/A N/A 0 896,000 N/A N/A N/A
1877 N/A N/A N/A 0 1,200,000 N/A N/A N/A
1878 N/A N/A N/A 0 1,200,000 N/A N/A N/A
1879 N/A N/A N/A 0 1,400,000 N/A N/A N/A
1880 3,726 N/A N/A 3,726 1,829,844 121,715 N/A N/A
1881 4,470 N/A N/A 4,470 1,680,000 164,058 N/A N/A
1882 5,214 N/A N/A 5,214 2,240,000 202,103 N/A N/A
1883 6,394 N/A N/A 6,394 2,335,833 190,889 20 31
1884 6,351 N/A N/A 6,351 3,360,000 182,000 N/A N/A
1885 7,292 N/A N/A 7,292 3,369,062 187,619 23 33
1886 7,262 N/A N/A 7,262 4,005,796 228,923 49 58
1887 7,436 N/A N/A 7,436 4,881,620 164,160 31 N/A
1888 8,456 N/A N/A 8,456 5,498,800 517,317 8 N/A
1889 9,006 N/A N/A 9,006 6,231,880 624,033 27 N/A
1890 11,497 N/A N/A 11,497 7,394,564 892,490 39 N/A
1891 13,023 N/A N/A 13,023 9,220,665 1,208,418 36 66
1892 13,894 N/A N/A 13,894 9,738,755 1,333,439 36 93
1893 15,290 N/A N/A 15,290 10,708,578 1,090,909 72 140
1894 17,584 N/A N/A 17,584 11,627,757 1,067,156 59 N/A
1895 18,588 N/A N/A 18,588 11,387,961 1,204,657 83 N/A
1896 22,071 N/A N/A 22,071 12,876,296 1,594,691 65 132
1897 21,422 N/A N/A 21,422 14,248,159 1,374,497 63 167
1898 23,262 N/A N/A 23,262 16,700,999 1,742,256 87 121
1899 25,108 N/A N/A 25,108 19,252,995 1,950,179 89 193
1900 29,017 N/A N/A 29,017 22,647,207 2,496,107 141 176
1901 32,386 N/A N/A 32,386 24,068,402 1,932,912 130 180
1902 35,147 N/A N/A 35,147 24,570,826 2,249,744 120 238
1903 39,452 N/A N/A 39,452 29,337,241 2,483,376 159 223
1904 45,492 N/A N/A 45,492 32,406,752 2,276,451 140 211
1905 49,950 N/A N/A 49,950 37,791,580 2,738,777 194 250
1906 53,769 N/A N/A 53,769 43,290,350 3,534,314 268 299
1907 56,256 N/A N/A 56,256 48,091,583 3,828,649 356 448
1908 60,397 N/A N/A 60,397 49,000,000 2,978,263 625 842
1909 62,189 N/A N/A 62,189 49,697,018 3,096,561 364 1,032
1910 68,135 N/A N/A 68,135 59,274,708 4,217,381 320 942
1911 70,644 N/A N/A 70,644 60,517,167 2,697,047 332 819
1912 69,611 N/A N/A 69,611 66,731,587 1,992,696 409 840
1913 70,321 N/A N/A 70,321 69,182,791 2,521,800 308 668
1914 76,041 N/A N/A 76,041 73,666,981 1,957,401 541 870
1915 81,328 N/A N/A 81,328 71,812,917 1,103,004 455 1,628
1916 80,058 N/A N/A 80,058 89,165,772 1,957,632 399 1,177
1917 88,665 N/A N/A 88,665 89,383,449 2,533,314 394 933
1918 92,132 N/A N/A 92,132 90,766,636 2,843,636 404 795
1919 91,566 N/A N/A 91,566 84,980,551 1,956,068 378 942
1920 97,426 N/A N/A 97,426 89,590,271 1,172,217 320 848
1921 116,726 N/A N/A 116,726 90,452,996 836,728 346 842
1922 107,709 N/A N/A 107,709 79,394,786 175,156 330 542
1923 121,280 N/A N/A 121,280 97,475,177 823,912 388 908
1924 115,964 N/A N/A 115,964 156,570,631 649,574 551 1,250
1925 111,708 N/A N/A 111,708 123,061,985 503,789 686 3,394
1926 120,638 N/A N/A 120,638 144,603,574 591,375 574 2,854
1927 119,618 N/A N/A 119,618 146,088,121 515,528 590 3,443
1928 112,715 N/A N/A 112,715 133,866,587 431,068 475 4,560
1929 107,393 N/A N/A 107,393 139,297,146 499,357 489 4,801
1930 107,832 N/A N/A 107,832 122,429,767 427,679 412 2,960
1931 97,953 N/A N/A 97,953 102,698,420 116,685 348 2,938
1932 86,829 N/A N/A 86,829 86,114,506 49,323 263 2,654
1933 95,367 N/A N/A 95,367 94,130,508 113,082 249 7,854
1934 106,590 N/A N/A 106,590 98,441,233 171,990 278 9,953
1935 109,779 N/A N/A 109,779 99,441,233 153,690 311 11,573
1936 111,625 N/A N/A 111,625 118,134,202 230,857 337 13,757
1937 115,052 N/A N/A 115,052 118,965,066 276,778 367 14,862
1938 103,735 N/A N/A 103,735 93,511,099 146,092 239 9,198
1939 104,022 N/A N/A 104,022 108,515,665 80,310 266 9,223
1940 130,457 N/A N/A 130,457 126,619,825 217,943 376 10,739
1941 112,875 N/A N/A 112,875 140,944,744 267,243 290 11,318
1942 112,817 N/A N/A 112,817 156,752,598 295,814 380 13,912
1943 105,585 N/A N/A 105,585 160,429,576 408,837 325 14,120
1944 103,146 N/A N/A 103,146 164,954,218 351,071 313 14,657
1945 97,380 N/A N/A 97,380 151,909,714 275,922 269 14,007
1946 102,393 N/A N/A 102,393 143,977,874 153,787 243 14,595
1947 116,421 N/A N/A 116,421 173,653,816 256,372 254 14,857
1948 125,669 N/A N/A 125,669 168,589,033 222,614 277 14,049
1949 121,121 N/A N/A 121,121 122,913,540 106,203 151 10,141
1950 119,568 N/A N/A 119,568 145,563,295 169,528 185 10,142
1951 111,562 N/A N/A 111,562 163,448,001 300,580 191 10,918
1952 100,862 N/A N/A 100,862 142,181,271 223,541 163 9,629
1953 84,093 N/A N/A 84,093 131,872,563 93,991 113 7,498
1954 64,849 N/A N/A 64,849 113,039,046 33,447 129 5,767
1955 54,321 N/A N/A 54,321 137,073,372 82,346 125 7,141
1956 68,318 N/A N/A 68,318 150,401,233 36,494 147 5,747
1957 66,792 N/A N/A 66,792 150,220,548 78,968 184 7,008
1958 55,065 N/A N/A 55,065 115,245,791 26,366 148 6,035
1959 52,352 N/A N/A 52,352 117,770,002 55,772 86 4,593
1960 48,696 N/A N/A 48,696 120,107,994 0 115 4,571
1961 42,557 N/A N/A 42,557 111,370,863 0 84 4,362
1962 43,456 N/A N/A 43,456 117,018,419 0 77 4,322
1963 44,854 N/A N/A 44,854 128,924,165 0 126 4,305
1964 44,205 N/A N/A 44,205 139,361,204 0 85 4,327
1965 44,885 N/A N/A 44,885 149,236,013 0 93 4,540
1966 43,344 N/A N/A 43,344 148,826,592 327,447 81 4,354
1967 42,742 N/A N/A 42,742 152,461,567 42,952 60 4,248
1968 41,573 N/A N/A 41,573 145,113,550 29,784 152 3,845
1969 41,941 N/A N/A 41,941 139,315,720 43,200 69 3,955
1970 45,261 N/A N/A 45,261 143,132,284 79,800 63 4,614
1971 48,858 N/A N/A 48,858 118,317,785 64,789 41 4,689
1972 48,190 N/A N/A 48,190 122,856,378 35,600 48 5,064
1973 45,041 N/A N/A 45,041 115,239,146 70,600 41 4,632
1974 46,026 N/A N/A 46,026 101,713,580 90,000 36 4,129
1975 55,256 N/A N/A 55,256 109,048,898 52,420 34 4,996
1976 59,802 N/A N/A 59,802 108,793,594 88,360 32 6,863
1977 61,815 N/A N/A 61,815 95,405,977 11,225 28 5,097
1978 62,982 N/A N/A 62,982 84,697,048 6,000 29 4,210
1979 58,565 N/A N/A 58,565 112,380,883 3,900 35 6,015
1980 55,502 N/A N/A 55,502 121,583,762 0 33 5,715
1981 55,411 N/A N/A 55,411 112,813,972 0 28 4,842
1982 53,941 N/A N/A 53,941 128,778,076 0 22 4,358
1983 35,831 N/A N/A 35,831 115,135,454 0 13 2,934
1984 39,950 N/A N/A 39,950 131,040,566 0 16 2,370
1985 35,913 N/A N/A 35,913 127,867,375 0 16 1,691
1986 32,329 N/A N/A 32,329 130,787,233 0 18 1,505
1987 28,885 N/A N/A 28,885 137,672,276 0 11 2,595
1988 28,100 N/A N/A 28,100 144,917,788 0 12 2,544
1989 28,323 N/A N/A 28,323 151,834,721 0 9 2,337
1990 28,876 N/A N/A 28,876 171,155,053 0 12 2,406
1991 27,479 N/A N/A 27,479 166,715,271 0 22 2,271
1992 27,065 N/A N/A 27,065 163,797,710 0 16 1,979
1993 22,386 N/A N/A 22,386 133,700,856 0 11 1,533
1994 21,414 N/A N/A 21,414 164,200,572 0 10 1,544
1995 21,602 N/A N/A 21,602 167,096,211 0 15 1,530
1996* 18,939 N/A 2,357 21,296 174,008,217 0 11 1,285
1997* 18,165 N/A 2,377 20,542 181,914,000 0 6 1,139
1998* 17,383 N/A 2,262 19,645 180,794,012 0 6 1,299
1999* 14,845 N/A 2,795 17,640 169,206,834 0 9 1,084
2000* 14,281 N/A 1,991 16,272 169,370,602 0 9 1,019
2001* 15,729 N/A 2,082 17,811 175,052,857 0 14 1,219
2002* 15,377 N/A 2,081 17,458 163,896,890 0 6 1,394
2003** 14,871 5,407 2,143 22,421 145,899,599 0 8 1,206
2004** 16,037 4,988 2,006 23,031 153,631,633 0 12 1,076
2005** 18,474 6,087 2,087 26,648 159,498,069 0 4 1,100
2006** 20,533 6,499 2,387 29,419 158,835,584 0 25 1,039
2007** 19,175 4,804 2,342 26,321 160,043,930 0 9 939
2008** 21,190 5,274 2,368 28,832 165,750,817 0 9 973
2009** 20,753 5,100 2,343 28,196 144,017,758 0 3 1,140

2010**

20,456

19,350

2,228

42,034

142,944,106 0 35 1,137

2011**

22,336

20,161

2,368

44,865

139,424,080 0 6 1,248

2012**

22,326

29,375

2,233

53,934

129,538,515 0 7 978
2013** 19,432 30,481 2,300 52,213 120,342,846 0 6 974
TOTAL         14,005,469,964 80,004,748 21,170 485,375

Notes:
Data compiled from Annual Statistical Reports.
1887: Figures are estimated.
1888: Figures based on fiscal year.
1924: 18 Month data (end of fiscal year data).
1985: D.O.E. Created
1991: WV Office of Miners' Health Safety & Training Created
2003: Independent Contractors Required to Report Monthly

**Independent Contractor employment figures were first estimated beginning in 1996. However, previously released estimates may have been under-stated. As more accurate data is provided, figures may be revised. The estimates for Coal Preparation facilities are based on WVOMHST Inspection Reports or information provided by the individual company on their permit application or renewal.  Coal Preparation Facilities are not currently required to report to WVOMHST.

**Beginning with 2010 Independent Contractor employment figures are based on the approved Comprehensive Safety Programs filed and monthly reports filed  with WVMHST.

 

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