Number and rate of occupational mining fatalities by year, 1983 - 2019

Fatalities
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fatalities 131 206 122 136 128 100 115 122 111 92 96 81 97 85 91 78 90 85 72 66 56 55 57 73 67 52 34 71 37 35 41 43 26 24 27 27 27
Fatality Rate per 100,000 FTE
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Fatality Rate 39.78 58.43 35.82 41.69 39.76 30.49 34.68 36.29 34.99 30.01 32.98 26.92 32.50 28.47 30.36 26.36 31.21 30.15 25.64 25.09 21.80 20.29 19.75 24.18 21.90 16.77 12.71 25.74 12.44 11.73 14.19 15.14 9.77 10.09 10.97 10.45 10.50
NOTE: Excludes office employees. Not calculated (NC) when N is less than 5. Caution should be used when interpreting rates based on a small number of events. Full-time equivalent (FTE) employees computed using reported hours worked (2,000 hours = 1 FTE). Data Source: MSHA

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