West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
Summary of Injury Data 2005

Date of last revision:  03/12/12


West Virginia Mine Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 4.66

Lost-Time Injuries: 965

No Lost-Time Injuries: 381

Fatal Injuries: 2
 


2005 Lost Time Injuries by Activity

Type of Injury Underground Surface Total
Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling: 188 55 243
Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping: 127 77 204
Machinery: 101 56 157
Handling Materials: 2 0 2
Struck by Falling or Flying Object: 67 19 86
Striking an Object: 27 3 30
Fall of Roof: 20 0 20
Fall of Face or Rib: 112 0 112
Fall of Highwall or Spoil: 0 1 1
Working with Hand Tools: 36 31 67
Burns and Smoke Inhalation: 13 5 18
Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body: 14 5 19
Ignition or Explosion: 0 0 0
Miscellaneous: 4 2 6
Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities: 711 254 965

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Last revised:  03/12/12 12:01 PM
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