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Accidents in Pa. coal mines through the years

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Accidents in Pa. coal mines through the years

This doesn't include many people killed by trains when working for coal companies....they are linked and you would be amazed at the numbers when checking.
1965 Byrd mine Johnstown - 2 men died at bottom of a 500 foot shaft after failed crane chain with full bucket. My father took part in the search and recovery. January 5, 1965. Vic Viola had 11 children. He was accompanied by a man with the last name of May.
At 1:02 is that dead miners?

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.