About: Underground Mining with Sunrise Coal
I don't get how a roof bolting shaft with a relatively small plate on the end holds up all that rock? What a vital job and interesting and informative video thank-you miners.
Is it possible to get a Job in mining in the US as a german? What if I bring mining experience at a salt mine or a (german) mining degree?
They're talking about safety, but the bolt men (Roof Bolter Operators) where knocking dust out of their filters, which is a big NO-NO, and drilling with their hands on the steel and drill pods. Not to mention someone rock dusting while they're bolting in a cut? I bet that felt good breathing all that in.
Are green hats still used for new miners? I remember as a kid grandpa had a green hat in his garage and he'd always make me wear it when I was there helping him work on things. It was sort of a joke...that I was the "new kid" in the coal mine and didn't know what I was doing without his guidance. I even had the battery and lamp I'd wear on it. It was a large belt mounted battery with a cord going up to the lamp. Those were the days.
My grandfather (and all his 5 brothers) mined underground for 38 years before he retired. He worked at the Green Valley mine in Vigo County, Peabody underground in Dugger and Ziegler #5 in Murdock IL. It was a great job and he was very good at what he did. The friends he made were friends for life and would do anything for each other at work or at home. When I was 10 he took me on a tour for the Ziegler mine at 500' below. The elevator ride down was quite an experience. It takes a special person to ascend to these depths and do this kind of work. He had 1000 stories about mining. It was his life.
I didn't even know this was still a thing in 2017! Wow! Interesting! So this is where Trump is creating the jobs? Underground digging for coal. Deeeeeeecent!
o bummer ruined Wv it will never recover
o bam bam care now
What kind of mesh are you using for rib support? If you're using steel mesh I highly suggest switching to corrugated plastic mesh. Unlike steel it is fire resistant, anti-static and the corrugation makes it easier to identify loose rocks. They're also very light and easy to handle. There's a company called AROA that sells these and other mine-safety products. You should check them out !