MSHA Data Exploration
An analysis of violations and accidents at WV mines, in hopes of identifying a predictive model for accidents as a function of cited violations or some other factor.
My intention is to document the process by which someone with some fluency in R and understanding of a data set's subject matter, but very little depth of understanding in predictive analytics, might go about using the great tools available to us all today.
The data is from http://www.msha.gov/OpenGovernmentData/OGIMSHA.asp
I have built this project as an RMarkdown document.
/data/msha_source folder contains the large source files and their definition files. The table of violations is over 500 MB, so for the purposes of this project, I have selected out mines in West Virginia using the
2013-11-21 The R script I built to count inspections, violations, and accidents inside a moving window was way too slow. I have rebuilt that functionality in python pandas, and it's fast enough that now it's no longer necessary to isolate subsets of the records.
msha_pandas.py is now doing the work of calcuating daily statistics. It exports a csv file that
2013-12-13 Even using pandas for data prep was not enough to keep R happy. I rewrote the nested MINE_ID & VIOLATION_OCCUR_DT indexes, and added a logit analysis in pandas. The next step is to approach it not as a regression problem with trailing events as independent variables, but as a survival analysis problem.