West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
Summary of Injury Data 2003

Date of last revision:  03/12/12


West Virginia Mine Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 5.20

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,129

No Lost-Time Injuries: 458

Fatal Injuries: 8

Data reported as of February 5, 2004


2003 Lost Time Injuries by Activity

Activity Underground Surface Total
Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling: 223 77 300
Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping: 143 111 254
Machinery: 102 62 164
Handling Materials: 1 0 1
Struck by Falling or Flying Object: 96 27 123
Striking an Object: 47 12 59
Fall of Roof: 65 0 65
Fall of Face or Rib: 62 1 63
Fall of Highwall or Spoil: 0 1 1
Working with Hand Tools: 36 22 58
Burns and Smoke Inhalation: 8 9 17
Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body: 14 7 21
Ignition or Explosion: 0 0 0
Miscellaneous: 2 1 3
Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities: 801 334 1,135

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