West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Summary of Injury Data 2000

08/06/03


West Virginia Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 5.19

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,020

No Lost-Time Injuries: 425

Data reported as of April 17, 2001


2000 Lost time Injuries by Activity

Activity Underground Surface Total
Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling: 167 41 208
Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping: 127 106 233
Machinery: 166 48 214
Handling Materials: 14 3 17
Struck by Falling or Flying Object: 43 11 54
Striking an Object: 23 1 24
Fall of Roof: 112 0 112
Fall of Face or Rib: 24 0 24
Fall of Highwall or Spoil: 0 1 1
Working with Hand Tools: 58 23 81
Burns and Smoke Inhalation: 8 4 12
Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body: 4 5 9
Ignition or Explosion: 0 1 1
Miscellaneous: 19 6 25
Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities: 771 258 1,029

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