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West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
Summary of Injury Data 2008

Date of last revision:  08/14/2009

Data reflects totals through December


West Virginia Mine Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 2.94

Lost-Time Injuries:  973

No Lost-Time Injuries:  442

Fatal Injuries: 9


2008 Lost Time Injuries by Activity

Type of Activity Deep Surface Total
Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling: 129 39 166
Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping: 160 83 243
Machinery: 115 47 162
Handling Materials: 9 4 13
Struck by Falling or Flying Object: 94 24 118
Striking an Object: 23 6 29
Fall of Roof: 42 1 43
Fall of Face or Rib: 60 0 60
Fall of Highwall or Spoil: 1 0 1
Working with Hand Tools: 39 18 57
Burns and Smoke Inhalation: 5 8 13
Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body: 13 6 19
Ignition or Explosion: 0 0 0
Miscellaneous: 31 16 47
Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities: 720 254 974

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