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1/3/2013 - Data and statisticsA listing of the metal/nonmetal mining disasters with 5 or more fatalities since 1869.
9/28/2012 - News articlesNIOSH's OMSHR is starting a new project to produce guidance and tools to improve management of rib fall hazards.
9/28/2012 - News articlesIn light of recent accidents in metal mines, some fatal, NIOSH OMSHR is again studying the use of cemented fill in mining operations.
1/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA comprehensive analysis of these events was conducted to better understand where and why these incidents occurred.
Characteristics of the Top Five Most Frequent Injuries in United States Mining Operations, 2003-20071/1/2010 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis report describes an alternative method of analyzing and presenting MSHA data for the purpose of identifying high-cost, high-severity injuries and illnesses.
NIOSH researchers reviewed mining fatality surveillance data from the period 1900-2006, and using MSHA reports collected additional data on the deaths and circumstances associated with the Sago, Alma, and Darby incidents. They also reviewed published ma...
1/1/2004 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper describes several fatal injury case studies, analyzes causative factors, and emphasizes preventive measures.
Occupational Electrical Injuries in the United States, 1992-1998, and Recommendations for Safety Research8/1/2003 - Peer reviewed journal articlesData show that 2,287 U.S. workers died and 32,807 workers sustained days away from work due to electrical shock or electrical burn injuries between 1992 and 1998. A primary causal factor was identified for each fatality.
Mining Facts are one-page mining fact sheets covering a variety of topics of general interest relating to mining operations, workers, fatalities, nonfatal lost-time injuries, and occupational illness.
A Summary of Fatal Accidents Due to Flyrock and Lack of Blast Area Security in Surface Mining, 1989 to 19992/1/2002 - Conference papersThis paper summarizes flyrock and blast area security fatalities from 1989-1999, examining causative factors. Accident data indicates that flyrock and lack of blast area security were primary causes of blasting related injuries in surface mining.