Number and percentage of occupational fatalities by accident class at underground mining locations, coal operators, noncoal contractors, 2000 - 2020 (N=303)

Keywords: Fatalities Accidents
Accident Class Fatalities
Fall of ground (from in place) 98
Powered haulage 68
Ignition/explosion of gas/dust 61
Machinery 41
Electrical 15
Hoisting 4
Falling, rolling, or sliding rock or material 3
Slip or fall of person 3
Exploding vessels under pressure 2
Fire 2
Handling materials 2
Unknown or NEC 2
Explosives and breaking agents 1
Stepping/kneeling on object 1
Total 303
NOTE: "Fall of ground (from in place)" includes MSHA's Accident/Injury/Illness classifications for "Fall of face, rib, pillar, side, or highwall (from in place)" and "Fall of roof, back, or brow (from in place)." Excludes office employees. Data Source: MSHA