# Question: How many coal miners are there in the United States?

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This statistic outlines the total coal-mining employment in the United States from 2010 to 2019, by mine type. In 2019, the coal-mining industry in the United States employed 53,714 people.

853 coal mines

## How many coal miners die each year in the US?

The nation’s coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths.

## Where is the largest coal mine in the US?

1. North Antelope Rochelle, US – 1.7 billion tonnes. The largest coal mine in the world by reserves is the North Antelope Rochelle coal mine in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, US. The mine was estimated to contain more than 1.7 billion tonnes of recoverable coal as of December 2018.

## What states have coal mining jobs?

In 2019, there were 6,257 jobs in this industry in Kentucky. In 2012, West Virginia and Kentucky held the most coal-mining jobs in the United States, totaling 22,786 jobs and 16,531 jobs, respectively.

## How many years of coal is left in the US?

Based on U.S. coal production in 2019, of about 0.706 billion short tons, the recoverable coal reserves would last about 357 years, and recoverable reserves at producing mines would last about 20 years. The actual number of years that those reserves will last depends on changes in production and reserves estimates.

Wyoming

## How many miners died in 2019?

24 mining fatalities

## How many coal miners died in 2019?

U.S. Records 24 Mining Deaths in 2019, 11 in Coal Mines.

## What percent of coal miners die?

The rate of fatal injuries in the coal mining industry in 2007 was 24.8 per 100,000 fulltime equivalent workers, nearly six times the rate for all private industry. This represents a 57 percent decrease from the 2006 rate of 58.1 fatalities per 100,000 fulltime equivalent workers.

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## Who has the most coal in the world?

Countries with the biggest coal reserves

• United States of America – 250.2 billion tonnes. …
• Russia – 160.3 billion tonnes. …
• Australia – 147.4 billion tonnes. …
• China – 138.8 billion tonnes. …
• India – 101.3 billion tonnes. …
• Indonesia – 37 billion tonnes. …
• Germany – 36.1 billion tonnes. …
• Ukraine – 34.37 billion tonnes.

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## What is the average lifespan of a coal miner?

The average life expectancy in the coal mines for those starting work at 15 y was found to be 58.91 y and 49.23 y for surface and underground workers respectively. In the coloured/metal mines they were 60.24 y and 56.55 y respectively.

## Is coal mining still a job?

By the end of 2016, the coal industry employed approximately 50,000 miners. US employment in coal mining peaked in 1923, when there were 863,000 coal miners. Since then, mechanization has greatly improved productivity in coal mining, so that employment has declined at the same time coal production increased.

## Does the US Export Coal?

The United States exports more coal to other countries than it imports from other countries. … In 2019, steam coal accounted for 89% of total U.S. coal imports, and metallurgical coal accounted for about 59% of total U.S. coal exports.