West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
Summary of Injury Data 2001

Date of last revision:  08/06/03


West Virginia Mine Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 5.15

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,154

No Lost-Time Injuries: 393

Data reported as of March 21, 2002


2001 Lost Time Injuries by Activity

Activity Underground Surface Total
Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling: 197 36 233
Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping: 148 83 231
Machinery: 180 87 267
Handling Materials: 4 0 4
Struck by Falling or Flying Object: 62 20 82
Striking an Object: 19 4 23
Fall of Roof: 129 1 130
Fall of Face or Rib: 48 0 48
Fall of Highwall or Spoil: 1 1 2
Working with Hand Tools: 45 23 68
Burns and Smoke Inhalation: 16 8 24
Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body: 9 14 23
Ignition or Explosion: 2 0 2
Miscellaneous: 11 5 16
Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities: 881 286 1,167

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