2024 Summary Update

Coal Production Reported as of May 30, 2024
Underground: 23,811,947
Surface: 3,997,147
Quarry: 3,465,258
Total: 27,809,094

Number of Mines Reporting Quarterly Production
1st Quarter – January, February, March: 113
2nd Quarter – April, May June: 
3rd Quarter – July, August, September:
4th Quarter – October, November, December:

Number of Employees Reported as of May 30, 2024
Underground: 9,957
Surface: 2,594
Quarry: 587
Prep Plant: 1,550
Independent Contractors: 52,805
Total: 67,493

Number of Accidents Reported as of May 14, 2024
No Lost Time Accidents: 60
Lost Time Accidents: 123
Total Non-Fatal Accidents: 183
Fatal Accidents: 0
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 3.13

2023 Summary Updated March 21, 2024

Coal Production Reported as of March 21, 2024
Underground: 95,876,086
Surface: 17,740,984
Quarry: 17,158,614
Total: 113,617,070

Number of Mines Reporting Quarterly Production
1st Quarter – January, February, March: 122
2nd Quarter – April, May June: 119
3rd Quarter – July, August, September: 116
4th Quarter – October, November, December: 118

Number of Employees Reported as of March 21, 2024
Underground: 10,194
Surface: 3,235
Quarry: 653
Prep Plant: 1,562
Independent Contractors: 39,838
Total: 55,482

Number of Accidents Reported as of January 30, 2024
No Lost Time Accidents: 161
Lost Time Accidents: 411   
Total Non-Fatal Accidents: 572
Fatal Accidents: (1) Underground (1) Contractor – Surface
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 3.09

2022 Summary Updated March 23, 2023

Coal Production Reported as of March 23, 2023
Underground: 81,964,347
Surface: 14,486,000
Quarry: 13,409,831
Total: 96,450,347

Number of Mines Reporting Quarterly Production
1st Quarter – January, February, March: 220
2nd Quarter – April, May June: 221
3rd Quarter – July, August, September: 214
4th Quarter – October, November, December: 232

Number of Employees Reported as of March 23, 2023
Underground: 9,769
Surface: 2,817
Quarry: 619
Prep Plant: 1,416
Independent Contractors: 35,354
Total: 49,975

Number of Accidents Reported as of March 23, 2023
No Lost Time Accidents: 146
Lost Time Accidents: 361
Total Non-Fatal Accidents: 507
Fatal Accidents: 4
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 2.67

2021 Summary Updated June 21, 2022

Coal Production Reported as of December 31, 2021
Underground: 79,404,363
Surface: 11,575,000
Quarry: 13,059,576
Total: 90,979,636

Number of Mines Reporting Quarterly Production
1st Quarter – January, February, March: 95
2nd Quarter – April, May June: 96
3rd Quarter – July, August, September: 96
4th Quarter – October, November, December: 115

Number of Employees Reported as of December 31, 2021
Underground: 8,869
Surface: 2,459
Quarry: 594
Prep Plant: 1,753
Independent Contractors: 35,974
Total: 49,649

Number of Accidents Reported as of January 25, 2022
No Lost Time Accidents: 185
Lost Time Accidents: 253
Total Non-Fatal Accidents: 438
Fatal Accidents: 6
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 2.39

2020 Summary Updated April 1, 2021

Coal Production Reported as of December 31, 2020
Underground: 62,315,426
Surface: 11,040,640
Quarry: 13,694,324
Total: 73,356,066

Number of Mines Reporting Quarterly Production
1st Quarter – January, February, March: 115
2nd Quarter – April, May June: 101
3rd Quarter – July, August, September: 92
4th Quarter – October, November, December: 89

Number of Employees Reported as of December 31, 2020
Underground: 9,038
Surface: 2,446
Quarry: 649
Prep Plant: 1,253
Independent Contractors: 36,228
Total: 49,614

Number of Accidents Reported as of December 31, 2020
No Lost Time Accidents: 67
Lost Time Accidents: 377
Total Non-Fatal Accidents: 444
Fatal Accidents: 2
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate: 2.72