West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
Summary of Injury Data 2002

Date of last revision:  03/12/12


West Virginia Mine Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 7.59

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,232

No Lost-Time Injuries: 365

Data reported as of January 30, 2003


2002 Lost Time Injuries by Activity

Activity Underground Surface Total
Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling: 235 82 317
Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping: 153 135 288
Machinery: 112 70 182
Handling Materials: 7 2 9
Struck by Falling or Flying Object: 87 31 118
Striking an Object: 37 6 43
Fall of Roof: 90 0 90
Fall of Face or Rib: 60 0 60
Fall of Highwall or Spoil: 0 0 0
Working with Hand Tools: 45 19 65
Burns and Smoke Inhalation: 12 8 20
Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body: 13 16 29
Ignition or Explosion: 0 0 0
Miscellaneous: 6 5 11
Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities: 861 375 1,236

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