Eastern Kentucky University

Poster Title

STUDY 2: An Examination of Trends in Mining Safety in the United States

Institution

Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

Mining is one of the more dangerous professions in the United States. Each year, about 1,000 people die in mines throughout the United States. Nevertheless, little scientific research exists that examines the causes and trends of deaths in mining accidents or the demographic differences among miners in those accidents. In this project, I use data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine trends in mining fatalities and demographic differences in those trends. The results from this study suggest that the number of fatalities due to mining accidents has slightly decreased over time and males are much more likely to have died in mines than females. The explanations and consequences of these findings are also discussed.

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STUDY 2: An Examination of Trends in Mining Safety in the United States

Mining is one of the more dangerous professions in the United States. Each year, about 1,000 people die in mines throughout the United States. Nevertheless, little scientific research exists that examines the causes and trends of deaths in mining accidents or the demographic differences among miners in those accidents. In this project, I use data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine trends in mining fatalities and demographic differences in those trends. The results from this study suggest that the number of fatalities due to mining accidents has slightly decreased over time and males are much more likely to have died in mines than females. The explanations and consequences of these findings are also discussed.