Number and percentage of nonfatal lost-time injuries by accident class, 2019

Keywords: Injuries Accidents
Accident Class Injuries
Handling materials 1,297
Slip or fall of person 1,023
Powered haulage 393
Machinery 375
Hand tools 355
Fall of ground (from in place) 143
Unknown or NEC 116
Stepping/kneeling on object 55
Exploding vessels under pressure 42
Striking or bumping 33
Falling, rolling, or sliding rock or material 31
Electrical 21
Nonpowered haulage 19
Fire 13
Ignition/explosion of gas/dust 5
Explosives and breaking agents 4
Hoisting 1
Total 3,926
NOTE: "Fall of ground (from in place)" includes MSHA's Accitent/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)." Nonfatal injury cases classified under "Machinery" were reclassified as a "Fall of ground (from in place)" if the source of the injury was "Caving rock, ore, etc." This reclassification is consistent with how MSHA classifies similar incidents which resulted in a fatal injury. Sum of percentages may not equal 100 due to independent rounding. Excludes office employees. Data Source: MSHA