About: # 4 Mine, Stone, Ky
Floyd County, Ky here
Seriously...how deep is that mine
Does anyone know what seam this is ?
thanks for posting this! (watching from a 16th floor studio apartment in downtown louisville, ky.) a lot of respect for guys who do this kind of work day in and day out for decades.
Average trainload is 6000T. Power plant burns 13000T/ day. 2+ trainloads/ day just to keep the lights on.
My mom's people are from Middlesboro, Ky and her uncle worked in the mines off and on through the 40s and 50s. He eventually became a barber which was much more desirable. Much respect to these men!
This version of Big Thunder is way more exciting than Disneys.
No more bitchin' about my own job! You people have my respect, and my prayers!
Extremely dangerous working conditions to make a living in , my hat is off to every person who works in mines .
You wanna ride this contraption to work every day?....Nuts!
I work close to stone right now in the mines, 28 inches woo hoo.
Miners are overpaid, glorified ditch diggers. Lay asphalt on a 100 degree day and get back with us. Work in a ship yard! Work construction year round! More people die in a year due to car accidents than all mining accidents combined since the eighteen hundreds. Cry us a river!
Carl Horn worked 41 years in the mines
Thanks for your hard work
I worked 550 ft. down then we rode railcars for 7 miles to the face of the mine!
they say that ten thousand jobs alone in Kentucky will come back by the end of the year.
Fantastic video at the start of the wooden support beams when entering the shaft.
Is this mine still open? If not when did it close?
gives me an added degree of respect for the ones that work at coal mines, as well as more appreciation for sunshine and blue skies....
I'm a 4th generation miner from Kentucky and words can't Describe how it is underground especially that deep