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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining

Historically, coal mining has been a very dangerous activity and the list of historical coal mining disasters is a long one. In the US alone, more than 100,000 coal miners were killed in accidents in the twentieth century, 90 percent of the fatalities occurring in the first half of the ...

careerminer.infomine.com/on-the-job-risks-of-mining

Below is an interesting article submitted on the risks associated to working in the mining industry. On-the-Job Risks of Mining. Many people are aware that the mining profession can be very dangerous, if only due to news stories about mining catastrophes — you may remember the trapped Chilean miner incident from a few ...

www.infomine.com/careers/workenvironment/dangers

Mining is renowned to be one of the more dangerous occupations and there have been many serious accidents worldwide over the years in mining. The dangers that occur in mining include accidents which have resulted in significant loss of life over the years, as well as health hazards that miners face on a day to day basis ...

abcnews.go.com/WN/mining-dangerous-job/story?id=10301377

Apr 6, 2010 ... On average, 50 to 60 coal miners die in this country every year while they work. It is such a dangerous job that miners wear emergency breathing devices at all times in order to help give them enough time to escape a disaster. In addition to cave-ins and explosions, miners face dangers they cannot see, ...

science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/underground-mining3.htm

While mining has become much safer in developed countries, it is still very risky in parts of the third world. In Congo, Nsinku Zihindula works 24 hour shifts hammering at solid rock to find cassiterite ore. He was blinded in his left eye by flying rock. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images. The environmental toll of underground mining is ...

www.kyenvironmentalfoundation.org/coal-mining-health-risks.html

Simply living within proximity of a mine can actually cause a variety of health concerns, and both types of mining (deep and surface) pose their own set of problems. Occupational Hazards of Miners Miners face a plethora of dangers working in what often amount to cramped, unsafe facilities. The threat of injury is almost ...

www.graphicproducts.com/articles/10-deadliest-hazards-for-miners

Workers should always conduct risk assessments before working with materials and supplies that can fall or slide on a mining site. To that end, MSHA has developed an acronym—SLAM RISKS—for workers performing a risk assessment: Stop and Consider the Work Involved; Look and Identify the Hazards; Analyze What ...

www.livescience.com/11173-miners-face-health-risks-good-days.html

Aug 26, 2010 ... For the 33 trapped Chilean miners potentially facing months in crammed quarters , their immediate health may be threatened by the air quality in the chamber and the limited ability to move, which can lead to blood clots. But even without such catastrophes, miners contend with many daily health dangers ...

www.thebalance.com/specific-and-non-specific-hazards-in-underground-mines-2367338

The Gleision Colliery tragedy reminds us of how dangerous mining jobs can be and how specifically hazardous underground mining remains. Fire, flood, collapse, toxic atmospheric contaminant, and dust or gas explosion are the most critical hazards specifically linked to underground mining. Blasting related hazards have ...