West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Summary of Injury Data 1996

08/06/03


West Virginia Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 5.62

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,349

No Lost-Time Injuries: 524


Lost time Injuries by Activity

Activity when Injured

Underground

Surface

Total

Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling:

209

57

266

Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping:

153

146

299

Machinery:

188

57

245

Handling Materials:

35

4

39

Struck by Falling or Flying Object:

99

24

123

Striking an Object:

17

5

22

Fall of Roof:

150

0

150

Fall of Face or Rib:

26

0

26

Fall of Highwall or Spoil:

0

3

3

Working with Hand Tools:

45

33

78

Burns and Smoke Inhalation:

19

12

31

Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body:

15

7

22

Ignition or Explosion:

0

0

0

Miscellaneous:

22

3

25

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