Young coal mine workers l Hidden America: Children of the Mountains PART 5/6

Young coal mine workers l Hidden America: Children of the Mountains PART 5/6

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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If I was kind of the world..I'd get every male over the age of 12 a vasectomy...then they wouldn't have help from females and their hormones to ruin their lives.
I worked in the mines where I made $256 a week. I loved the job despite the danger. Some of the Union people scared me so much I left to work for the state. I saw a knife fight at a union meeting with blood. One day I was in the man-car ready to go into the mine and someone stood up, poured out his water, and said he was going squirrel hunting. Everyone else got up and followed him. It was a wildcat strike. My family could have used that money. But above all, I respect the coalminer for he is an honorable man. And it takes a man of great intelligence to work the coal mines, for it's a lot more complicated than you can imagine. God bless those who help keep the nation's electricity working. Please check out the movie "October Sky", based on a family in Coalwood, WV.
Not much diversity here.
60k A year and cost of living is next to nothing. Just bought A house next to A coal mine 18 acres and 3 bedrooms for $45,000 A year.
This interviewer is awful. Why ask those questions to the miners in front of them like that?
Dumb bitch
God bless the working men and women that work for what they have and that aren’t on drugs or off selling it or on welfare. God bless the working men and women 🇺🇸 and God bless the coal miners.
why arent they wearing respirators?
Why is nobody wearing a dusk mask. Im a 30 year HVAC tech working around asbestos, fiberglass, and mold. Put a mask on for fucks sake.
6 candy bars 3 bags of chips 4 cans of mnt dew 2 red bulls and 2 packs of cigarettes and he ask doctor, "why is my stomac hurting". ..lmao...duhhh!
Get rid of that orange piece of shit you Americans call president and the people might get some right jobs and stop shooting each other in your schools!
1:40 Screw you lady, your lucky you made it out of there.
80k for this house
I don't like the condescending tone of the interviewer. She needs to go live in Appalachia and make her living the hard way. Chances are great she won't last six months. All the liberal university degrees in the world are useless for mountain people.
Got damn 6:40 this man smokes AND works in a coal mine he's going to get lung CANCER
In 2019, $60K annual salary is $47,396 after taxes in Pike County, KY if filing married. Run the numbers for other zip codes at
The booth guy is real he walks where he talks alot of his type will hire the work done while they get far away there connection is not with the place they destroy
bunch of trash food plus smoking and drinking, yeah I see why they die young thank god for my culture and its healthier lifestyle.
My grandfather on my mom's side died from black lung. He mined coal in North Eastern PA; but he also had and sold slated from his quarry and was in the Navy. He didn't even mine as much as most coal miners and he still got it. my dad's dad also mines coal a little. He also was in the military and had had other jobs. He died young but not from mining. He had a heart attack. My dad moved away from North Eastern PA so he never mined coal. He was in the marines and was an engineer and worked at NIH. I am grateful he never had to work in the mines though he did sale on a nuclear ship 'The Savannah' and that is pretty dangerous too; but he didn't do that for long.
In Illinois there is no coal mining jobs not what you know but who you know there is a lot of coal in Illinois government stop that because middle class was doing ok and the tree hoggers
The liberals need to shut up. These are the real jobs. If all the field workers quit who is going to be building their houses, getting their heat sources, if it wasn't for us the California faggots would be homeless.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.