West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Summary of Injury Data 1997

08/06/03


West Virginia Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 5.42

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,235

No Lost-Time Injuries: 431


Lost time Injuries by Activity

Activity When Injured

Underground

Surface

Total

Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling:

199

64

263

Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping:

125

109

234

Machinery:

174

73

247

Handling Materials:

19

1

20

Struck by Falling or Flying Object:

58

34

92

Striking an Object:

28

9

37

Fall of Roof:

126

0

126

Fall of Face or Rib:

37

1

38

Fall of Highwall or Spoil:

0

4

4

Working with Hand Tools:

61

24

85

Burns and Smoke Inhalation:

13

7

20

Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body:

11

17

28

Ignition or Explosion:

1

0

1

Miscellaneous:

11

9

20

Total Lost-Time Injuries:

878

362

1,240

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