CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS MODEL OF THE RELIABILITY OF A MEASURE OF THE SEVERITY OF COAL MINE INJURIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

David Lynn Passmore, James D. Bennett

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Abstract

The reliability of mine operators reports to the Health and Safety Analysis Center of the U. S. Department of Labor of days lost from work by injured miners is . 267. The research reported in this paper provides an estimate of the reliability of a measure of the severity of a coal miner's injury reported in the HSAC data base - days lost from work. Information about days lost from work is used from two separate measures in the HSAC data base along with a classification of the circumstances that contributed to the injury that occurred. In the major section of this paper the HSAC data from which the reliability estimate is derived is described. In this section the authors also outline the specification, identification, estimation, and evaluation of a factor analysis model of the reliability of the observed measures of injury severity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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