West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Summary of Injury Data 1999

08/06/03


West Virginia Injury Totals and Frequency Rates

State Injury Frequency Rate: 5.76

Lost-Time Injuries: 1,071

No Lost-Time Injuries: 293


Lost time Injuries by Activity

Activity When Injured

Underground

Surface

Total

Reaching, Lifting, Pushing, Bending, Pulling:

227

56

283

Stumbling, Tripping, Falling, Slipping:

127

85

212

Machinery:

180

63

243

Handling Materials:

7

3

10

Struck by Falling or Flying Object:

17

15

32

Striking an Object:

20

2

22

Fall of Roof:

106

2

108

Fall of Face or Rib:

25

0

25

Fall of Highwall or Spoil:

1

0

1

Working with Hand Tools:

47

28

75

Burns and Smoke Inhalation:

13

10

23

Foreign Object in Eye or Other Part of Body:

7

3

10

Ignition or Explosion:

3

0

3

Miscellaneous:

13

6

19

Total Lost-Time Injuries/Fatalities:

800

277

1,077

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