Coal | fossil fuel | Britannica.com
Coal: Coal, solid, usually brown or black, carbon-rich material that most often occurs in stratified sedimentary deposits. It is one of the most important of the primary fossil fuels.read more
Carbon, Chemical Element - structure, reaction, water, uses ...
Carbon is an extraordinary element. It occurs in more different forms than any other element in the periodic table. The periodic table is a chart that shows how chemical elements are related to each other.read more
The Most Common Accidents In the Mining Industry
Mining accidents occur in the process of mining metals or minerals. Thousands of miners die from mining accidents each year, especially in the process of coal mining and hard rock mining. Generally speaking, surface mining usually is less hazardous than underground mining. Most of the deaths today ...read more
Quecreek Mine rescue - Wikipedia
With the mine portal entrances to Quecreek mine nearly under water, rescue operations started immediately. While pumping water would begin at all mine locations and any nearby residential and commercial water wells, the mine rescue first focused on getting air to the trapped miners.read more
Sago Mine disaster - Wikipedia
The Sago Mine disaster was a coal mine explosion on January 2, 2006, at the Sago Mine in Sago, West Virginia, United States, near the Upshur County seat of Buckhannon.The blast and collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days; only one survived.read more
wv coal history - West Virginia Office of Miners' Health ...
West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training A Brief History of Coal and Health and Safety Enforcement in West Virginiaread more
Ossett Coal Mines and Collieries
Ossett's Coal Mines. My grandfather was a coal miner all his life. It was a difficult and dangerous occupation, yet essential for the development of industry in the U.K. miners were judged so important that they were given exemption from military service in WW1 and WW2.read more
Afghan mines among world's most dangerous - Al Jazeera English
Kabul, Afghanistan - When residents near the Abkhorak mine in northern Afghanistan heard of the coal mine's collapse, they immediately rushed to free the 57 miners trapped beneath the debris. Lacking the necessary equipment - shovels, pick-axes and masks - they began to dig through the rubble and ...read more
When Calls the Heart | Netflix
When the coal company orders the town's widows to move and make way for new miners, Abigail devises a plan to keep the women in their homes.read more
Tory association to host dinner at National Miner's Museum ...
A West Yorkshire branch of the Tory party has booked to hold the event at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield despite the hatred held by former miners about their party.read more
Gold mine collapse in Uzbekistan kills one, about 20 trapped ...
A collapse at an abandoned gold mine in Uzbekistan has resulted in one death and roughly 20 trapped underground. Radio Free Europe reported on Thursday that around 30 illegal gold miners managed to escape after the cave-in in Sarmarkand – located in the country's southeast. About 20 could not make ...read more
Safety - Underground Miners
The Underground Miners are very safety conscience. We have to be. Few people realize that exploring an abandoned mine is a lot more complicated than grabbing a flashlight and heading into a hole.read more
The Hidden Costs of Fossil Fuels | Union of Concerned Scientists
The true costs of coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuels aren't always obvious—but their impacts can be disastrous.read more
West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training ...
PREFACE An underground coal mine crew of thirteen miners travels in a mantrip to their working section at the beginning of the shift. One miner is left off at the belt drive.read more
The Mine Wars | American Experience | Official Site | PBS
At the dawn of the 20th century, coal was the fuel that powered the nation. Yet few Americans thought much about the men who blasted the black rock from underground and hauled it to the surface. The Mine Wars tells the overlooked story of the miners in the mountains of southern West Virginia ...read more
More than 400 miners are killed in an underground collapse at ...
In the worst mine disaster in South Africa, a large section of the Clydesdale Colliery,at the Coalbrook mine near Sasolburg, Orange Free State, caved in and trapped 435 (or 440) mineworkers 180m underground.read more
The Great Smog of 1952 - History in the Headlines
Clear skies dawned over London on December 5, 1952. A wintry cold snap had gripped the British capital for weeks, and as Londoners awoke, coal fireplaces were stoked in homes and businesses across the city to take the chill from the early morning air. Within a few hours, however, the fog began to ...read more
Coal Camps, Gebo - From Wyoming Tales and Trails
Coal Camp Photos. Continued from preceeding page. From Wyoming Tales and Trails. This page: Gebo, Crosby.read more
Quecreek Mine Rescue Site Foundation | Somerset, PA ...
The official web site of the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation and rescue site near Somerset, PA. Info about attractions and tours available.read more
ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WITH COAL, OIL, AND GAS
Over the past quarter century, we have come to realize that there is more to life than material goods and services, that "some of the best things in life are free."read more
The Carpathian Connection - Pennsylvania
After the Boom. Eastern Christians cling to their faith as time runs out on the former coal towns of Pennsylvania, reports Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Cody Christopulosread more