Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary

Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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I swear if I were that snake I'd bite anything & everything that smelled like the bible. I'd encourage my other unfortunate boxed up snake friends to do the same. Craaaazy-pants! Stand on me you fat tub-o'lard? Now I've invenomated your face, nighty night. 🐍
Tragic that situations like this exist in this day and age, sending men down there for ten hour shifts is pure slavery, I don't care how well they pay them. They forfeit their health and time working 60+ hours a weak in that cesspit. It just proves that human governments will always bow to money and there will always be corruption. 2019? It feels like we are living in 1919 that's how little progress humanity has made.
Thanks for the upload DWjazeera
The world has moved on from coal. Doesn't matter what any president says.
Stepping on a poor snake? Really? 😡
5000 a month in WV?!?!? Shit sign me up, that’s a damn millionaires life down there!
Geez, I never realized how low the ceiling height was! WTF
I’d rather do another deployment to Afghanistan than to be a coal miner. You guys got balls man. One of the coolest things about America. Tradition with a big set of nuts. God bless you
Wow, I can't believe OSHA would let this fly, I thought the auto industry was bit lax on safety but this is on a whole different level. pisses me off to know the foremen and managers of these mines would allow those kids to work with virtually no protective equipment, on camera much less.
They are some of the most wonderful people in this world.
Where's the Gender equality?? I think feminist should promote women to work as miners. It's about time we bring gender equality properly.
So they practice a religion thats banned outside of west Virginia?
Where is the first amendment?
"if you show your faith it shall not hurt you!" is the actual scripture (brother and father both die) ..." its an honor to me that god counted them worthy"... these people so blinded by the faith, twisting it whichever way pleases them. Its a joke
They should learn python
I’ve always wanted to work in the mines. Uncle still does after 30 years. It’s hard to get in with no experience
It's a really bad situation because if you wan't to preserve the environment and keep the atmosphere clean you're putting all these people out of work and making their lives quite a lot harder.
Nothing like terrorizing snakes to get your jollies...

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.