Picking up where Coal Mining Accidents: The Statistics (Pt. 1) left off, below we will continue to take a look at the prevalence of fatal and non-fatal coal mining accidents in the U.S. While the first part of this blog focused on presenting statistics related to fatal coal mining accidents, here, we will highlight some facts about non-fatal coal mining accidents.
More Facts & Statistics Regarding Coal Mining Accidents in the U.S.
- While workers are more than three times more likely to die in coal mining accidents that occur in underground mines (as opposed to surface mines), they are also more likely to sustain any on-the-job injury when working in anthracite mining (as opposed to other types of coal mining).
- Nearly 20 percent of all coal mining accident injuries are bone fractures, which require some of the longest recovery times (when compared to other types of coal mining injuries).
- On average, people miss about 31 days of work after being involved in non-fatal coal mining accidents.
- Non-fatal coal mining accidents cause more than 3,100 days of work to be lost every year in the U.S.
While the facts and statistics regarding coal mining accidents in the U.S. may be shocking, it’s important for people to remember that:
- The Mine Safety and Health Administration is constantly working to improve the workplace safety conditions for miners and to hold negligent mining companies responsible when such negligence leads to coal mining accidents.
- After these accidents, injured mine workers may have various options for compensation and recourse, and discussing their accident with an experienced coal mining accident lawyer will be key to helping them obtain the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.
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