West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Summary of Injury Data 1998

08/06/03


West Virginia Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 6.15

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,322

No Lost-Time Injuries: 347


Lost time Injuries by Activity

Activity When Injured

Underground

Surface

Total

Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling:

241

64

263

Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping:

163

109

234

Machinery:

209

73

247

Handling Materials:

5 0 5

Struck by Falling or Flying Object:

53 19 72

Striking an Object:

27 6 33

Fall of Roof:

142 0 142

Fall of Face or Rib:

30 0 30

Fall of Highwall or Spoil:

0 3 3

Working with Hand Tools:

72 21 93

Burns and Smoke Inhalation:

14 8 22

Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body:

23 5 28

Ignition or Explosion:

0

0

0

Miscellaneous:

13

11

24

Total Lost-Time Injuries:

1,001

321

1,322

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