For all mining (including underground), manual material handling accounted for 34% of injuries in the eight-year period.
Looking only at the more serious (lost-workday) injuries, manual material handling also accounted for 34% of these injuries in all types of mining.
This course is designed for surface mines, mills, and plants. Manual material handling accounted for 35% of injuries at surface locations.
And manual material handling accounted for 35% of the more serious (lost-workday) injuries at surface locations.
NOTE: Source of data is MSHA’s BIQuery/Teradata system. Data includes reportable (degree 1 - 6) injuries for operators and contractors. "Other" includes all accident classifications other than manual material handling. "Surface Locations" excludes only underground locations and, therefore, includes surface areas of underground mines and office workers, as well as surface mines, mills, and plants.