• Mining in West ia A Capsule History

    Important Dates in West ia s Mining History 1742 First discovery of coal by John Peter Salley in the area now comprising West ia 1770 George Washington noted a cole hill on fire near West Columbia in current Mason County 1800 Pittsburgh Coal Seam was discovered in northern Kanawha County 1810 First commercial coal mine opened near Wheeling by Conrad Cotts for

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  • A miner s shift near the face it s hot up to 38C

    2011 12 21 A miner s shift near the face it s hot up to 38C Bob Fitzpatrick has been a miner since 1983 He is a coalface worker at Hatfield colliery near Doncaster Bob Fitzpatrick You must never

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  • Woman Underground

    2021 9 13 The first coal miner in America wasn t legally hired until 1973 At that time women made 57 cents to a dollar earned by men The American labor force has come a long way since then but still has a ways to go to reach equality especially for women of color In 2020 women earned 82 3 of men s annual salary

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  • The Work of a Coal Miner in the Gilded Age and

    Look at the pictures carefully and study the accompanying text in order to learn about the work of coal miners and how the work changed over the course of time The quoted text is from Andrew Roy The Practical Miner s Companion or Papers on Geology and Mining in the Ohio Coal Field Columbus Westbote Company 1885 108 110

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  • Mine safety Seven ways to make mines safer and more

    2018 9 26 A group of ia coal miners awaiting a shift in 1974 Technology and increased regulation have led to improvements in mine safety and helped make mining a less dangerous profession In 2017 according to the US Department of Labor there were 15 fatalities in coal mines and 13 in

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  • A visual history of the miners safety lamp Museum Crush

    2021 10 8 The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a great day out and offers visitors the unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain s oldest working mines where models and machinery depict methods and conditions of mining from the early 1800 s to the present Experienced local miners

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  • CDC

    The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 USBM Mission Extended to Other Mining Safety and Health Issues The death of 78 miners in an explosion at Consolidation Coal s No 9 Mine in Farmington WV caused Congress to pass the Federal Coal

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  • Mine safety Seven ways to make mines safer and more

    2018 9 26 A group of ia coal miners awaiting a shift in 1974 Technology and increased regulation have led to improvements in mine safety and helped make mining a less dangerous profession In 2017 according to the US Department of Labor there were 15 fatalities in coal mines and 13 in

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  • Gases and Gas Detection Methods in the Coal Mines

    2013 3 13 When miners know where gas is accumulating it is then possible to dilute the gas by the addition of fresh air thus lowering the concentration of the gas methane firedamp carbon monoxide chokedamp and carbon dioxide Canaries to Detect Gases in Coal Mines Miners once used canaries to test the air quality in the mines

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  • black miners

    2021 10 4 Coal miners doing health and safety training 1950s Photograph Coal Authority Archives Mines also had to be brought up to speed to make more coal Production peaked at 228 million tonnes in 1952 Unions saw this as a chance to to improve worker welfare which it did in that huge modernisation of the mines and investment in machinery took place

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  • Mining by Aborigines

    2009 6 5 miners Mineral Resources While 1997 was the bicentenary of mining in Australia by people of European descent the history of mining in this country stretches back much further For more than 40 000 years before the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Harbour Australian Aborigines had been mining the land for ochre and stone

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  • Miners against coal the pit where former Welsh miners are

    2016 5 4 The retired miners and factory workers at the working men s club in the Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil are no strangers to hard times Our second son was born during the 1984 strike and we had nothing for 12 months one member tells me The town continues to struggle with unemployment last year the rate for men was nearly double that of the UK as a whole over three decades on

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  • The lives of coal miners in the early 20th century

    No one could claim it was an easy job and the mining companies of the time did little to make it easier Unionized mines like those in Ohio paid better and were usually safer but in other places like West ia coal companies fought unionization and regulation bitterly sometimes bringing in scab workers and kicking miners families

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  • How to Become a Miner Career and Salary Information

    2021 11 2 Some miners operate mining machines to tear out coal others drive bulldozers to move large objects around others repair the machines or build tunnels and other miners are responsible for protecting other workers from accidents Underground miners need good reflexes the ability to work in cramped spaces and good general health

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  • The Story of the Real Canary in the Coal Mine

    2016 12 30 On this day in 1986 a mining tradition dating back to 1911 ended the use of canaries in coal mines to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases before they

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  • For Colorado coal miners the canary in the coal mine was

    2020 4 29 The canary in the coal mine has long been a metaphor for early warnings but for actual coal miners those birds were a matter of life and death In Colorado coal mines however the canary wasn t an actual canary Most of the time Centennial State miners relied on mice to perform the functions normally carried out by coal mine canaries

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  • 1 what is a mine and where do the miners work 2 how did

    2021 10 4 1 what is a mine and where do the miners work 2 how did the miners work in the past 3 what are the safety rules of mines 4 what is the modern tool of

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  • How Coal Miners Shaped American Labor History

    2020 10 14 The often deadly hazards of being a coal miner were on full display during the early morning hours of Nov 20 1968 when Consolidation Coal Company s Number 9 mine exploded so violently that it

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  • Why did Margaret Thatcher close the mines

    2021 8 6 Why did Margaret Thatcher close the mines The miners strike of 1984–1985 was a major industrial action which saw the British coal industry shut down Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher led

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  • how did miners know where to mine coal

    Jan 22 2016 Coal mining left a heritage in the area The coal dumps dot the landscape Like the miners work they are dark drab and dirty The descendants of miners still live in old mining communities but many know little of their past history A Braidwood miner born in Bohemia who later moved to Chicago became the Mayor of Chicago

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  • How to find coal miners in your family history

    3 Healey Hero previously The Coal Mining History Resource Centre For many years Ian Winstanley s Coal Mining History Resource Centre was the go to website for coal mining research Luckily when it closed at the end of 2019 the Healey Hero website came to the rescue Although the website looks fairly basic it actually contains a wealth of

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  • They failed me How the promise of retraining U S

    2019 5 24 The idea of turning coal miners to coders thereby reinventing the region s economy gained worldwide attention beginning in spring 2016 Numerous media outlets covered the

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  • The Coal Industry 1600 1925

    2020 1 22 The Coal Industry 1919 1925 Two weeks after the end of the war the prime minister David Lloyd George gave a speech in Wolverhampton The work is not over yet the work of the nation the work of the people the work of those who have saced Let us work together first

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  • Gases and Gas Detection Methods in the Coal Mines

    2013 3 13 When miners know where gas is accumulating it is then possible to dilute the gas by the addition of fresh air thus lowering the concentration of the gas methane firedamp carbon monoxide chokedamp and carbon dioxide Canaries to Detect Gases in Coal Mines Miners once used canaries to test the air quality in the mines

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  • List of coal mines in South Africa

    2019 6 10 Another coal of Africa producer is the Tshikondeni mine which is located in Limpopo province approximately 140 kilometers east of Musina Also owned by Exxaro the mine produces around 3 7 million tons of hard cooking coal per year and employs about 700 people

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  • Victorian Coal Mines

    2021 10 21 The coal was dug out from deep mines underground In the tunnels the miners hacked at the coal with picks and shovels Young children would work down in the mines some for up to 12 hours a day with few breaks and no fresh air trappers opened and closed wooden doors to

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  • Pick 5 Coal Mining Songs

    2020 2 7 But a lot of old miners like to remember the camaraderie of men whose lives were in each others hands and the freewheeling excitement of coal towns on Saturday night George Davis the Singing Miner did daily radio shows in Hazard and Pikeville Kentucky His songs capture a lot of this strong cheerful spirit

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  • ANTHRACITE COAL MINES AND MINING

    The mine described is the simplest form in which only one bed is worked several beds are often worked at one time with entrance at different levels to a common shaft or they may be connected by slopes and shafts within the mine The coal region is a vast network of mines so connected with each other that one may travel many miles

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  • Coal mining and transportation

    2020 12 10 Mining coal Coal miners use large machines to remove coal from the earth Many U S coal deposits called coal beds or seams are near the earth s surface while others are deep underground Modern mining methods allow coal miners to easily reach most of the nation s coal reserves and to produce about three times more coal in one hour than in 1978

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  • Coal Miners

    2021 11 3 Coal Miners Page Content Between 1880 and 1920 southern West ia s population grew from 93 000 to 446 000 due almost entirely to the coal industry The region s first coal miners primarily were African Americans both enslaved and free By 1850 approximately half of Kanawha County s slaves worked in the salt industry many

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  • Coal Mining

    2006 2 6 The most recent coal mine explosion in Canada occurred at the Westray mine in Plymouth Nova Scotia in 1992 where 26 miners were killed prompting a major public inquiry Coal dust also presented a major health hazard for underground miners causing respiratory ailments such as silicosis and black lung disease pneumoconiosis

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  • Mining the hidden history of Ireland at the coal mines of

    2015 7 25 Mining the hidden history of Ireland at the coal mines of Arigna Vincent Woods Old and young miners were left with coal dust on the lung and under

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  • Coal industry

    2011 9 26 Coal Towns Life Work and Culture in Company Towns of Southern Appalachia 1880 1960 Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1995 General history of coal camps including discussion of interactions between immigrant and nonimmigrant coal miners United States Immigration Commission Immigrants in Industry Bituminous Coal Mining V1 1911

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  • The Canary In The Coal Mine Isn t Ancient History

    2020 1 1 Coal miners face many constant dangers cave ins explosions fires and dangerous gases like carbon monoxide The gas is odorless colorless and tends to replace oxygen molecules in the

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  • Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution

    2015 3 31 Coal Mines in the Industrial Revolution Coal was needed in vast quantities for the Industrial Revolution For centuries people in Britain had made do with charcoal if they needed a cheap and easy way to acquire fuel What industry that existed before 1700 used coal but it came from coal mines that were near to the surface and the coal

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  • Coal Mining

    Since 2007 alone the rate of injuries has dropped from 4 3 to 2 6 for every 100 employees MCR Safety is doing our part by constantly innovating safety gear that matches the needs of coal miners Max 6 Anti Fog technology is a new innovation the coal industry has embraced due to

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  • The Work of a Coal Miner in the Gilded Age and

    Look at the pictures carefully and study the accompanying text in order to learn about the work of coal miners and how the work changed over the course of time The quoted text is from Andrew Roy The Practical Miner s Companion or Papers on Geology and Mining in the Ohio Coal Field Columbus Westbote Company 1885 108 110

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  • Coal and industrial relations how miners secured workers

    2016 6 10 Working in a coal mine did not inevitably produce a radical political consciousness Where strong union organisation was present it was the result of hard work and efforts to organise members

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  • The Canary In The Coal Mine Isn t Ancient History

    2020 1 1 20 years ago British coal miners were still leading specially bred ponies down into the darkness with them to haul coal and as late as 1986 many of

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