MSHA 2014 Statistics Cite Higher Death Rate
- Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:31
- Written by Rock Products News
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released preliminary data for calendar year 2014 and updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page. The charts include information on inspections; violations; number of mines and miners; and fatality and injury rates for coal, metal and nonmetal, and all mining. The data show that, while the 2014 overall operator-reported injury rate improved from the prior year to an historic low, the number of mining deaths and fatality rates increased, driven by an increased number of mining deaths in the metal and nonmetal sector.