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The coal industry was a major foundation for American industrialization in the nineteenth century. As a fuel source, coal provided a cheap and efficient source of power for steam engines, furnaces, and forges across the United States. As an economic pursuit, coal spurred technological innovations in mine technology, energy consumption, and

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  • CDC - Mining - History of the Mining Program - NIOSH

    CDC - Mining - History of the Mining Program - NIOSH

    The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969: USBM Mission Extended to Other Mining Safety and Health Issues. The death of 78 miners in an explosion at Consolidation Coal's No. 9 Mine in Farmington, WV, caused Congress to pass the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act

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  • Workers and Managers | National Museum of American

    Workers and Managers | National Museum of American

    Mining. The struggle between workers and managers in the workplace played out vividly in the Pennsylvania coal mines. Workers focused on the pace of work, safety, and wages. Managers worried about competition, costs, and controlling workers who spoke multiple languages and labored out of view. In the late 1800s mining was rough physical labor

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  • PA Mining History

    PA Mining History

    Coal Mining in Pennsylvania PA Mining History. Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania's bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s. Bituminous coal was first mined in Pennsylvania at Coal Hill (Mount Washington), just across

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  • Coal Mining | Encyclopedia of Alabama

    Coal Mining | Encyclopedia of Alabama

    DeBardeleben Coal Mines As the national economy improved, other investors became interested in Birmingham's coal and iron industry. The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company purchased Ensley's Pratt Coal and Iron Company in 1886. With this takeover, TCI acquired the Pratt mines (which produced more than 3,000 tons of coal daily), two

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  • Remembering Colorado's Coal Wars...and Coal Miners

    Remembering Colorado's Coal Wars...and Coal Miners

    Sep 02, 2015 That was certainly the case in late 19th and early 20th Century Colorado coal mines. Colorado, particularly the southern part of the state, produced massive amounts of coal during this era. Unfortunately, Colorado's coal empire was built on the backs of, mostly, immigrant miners who toiled in extremely dangerous conditions while living in

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  • Kentucky Coal Heritage - HISTORIC CONTEXT

    Kentucky Coal Heritage - HISTORIC CONTEXT

    As late as 1880, counties with the highest number of mines, Lee, Rockcastle, and Pulaski (1880 Census, from Eavenson's map of Coal Mines Operating in 1880), were those counties which had antebellum mining and depended upon the Kentucky, Rockcastle, and Cumberland Rivers, respectively, as the transportation medium

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  • West Virginia Mining | American Experience | Official Site

    West Virginia Mining | American Experience | Official Site

    Coal was the engine of American industrial progress at the beginning of the 20th century. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent 10 to 12 hours a day in coal mines, and

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  • History of the Coalfields - Scottish Mining Website

    History of the Coalfields - Scottish Mining Website

    An early record of coal mining at Cambuslang concerns a man who in 1659 was charged at the instance of the kirk with having imprecated a curse on a local employer. He confessed his guilt, advancing in mitigation of his offence the plea that he had been unbalanced by news of his father s death in the coal

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  • Child Labor in the Coal Mines of England – StMU Research

    Child Labor in the Coal Mines of England – StMU Research

    Apr 28, 2017 These working conditions for children continued until the United Kingdom’s Parliament passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842. The act included a report that informed the public about how children as young as five years old were working as trappers for “twelve hours a day and two pennies a day.” 8 It was not until the Children’s

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  • The reinvention of the last coal mine in Beijing - CGTN

    The reinvention of the last coal mine in Beijing - CGTN

    Jul 02, 2021 For hundreds of years, the mine was a lifeline for residents in Beijing – more than 30 percent of the coal used in Beijing came from Datai coal mine before the mine was closed in 2019. In the late 1990s, the mine started to provide coal for overseas markets. Japan

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  • PM's coal mining 'joke' no laughing matter, say MPs - BBC

    PM's coal mining 'joke' no laughing matter, say MPs - BBC

    Aug 06, 2021 image caption Britain's last deep coal mine, Kellingley Colliery, closed in 2015 An MP and former miner has said he is appalled by the prime minister's mining joke but not surprised

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  • Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Improvements in

    Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Improvements in

    On December 6, 1907, a coal mine explosion in Monongah, West Virginia, killed a reported 362 men and boys (unofficial estimates exceeded 500 deaths), marking the largest coal mining disaster in U.S. history. Of the 2534 mining-related fatalities that occurred in bituminous coal mines that year, 911 (36%) resulted from explosions of gas, coal

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  • Home - Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern

    Home - Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern

    Jun 28, 2021 The anthracite mining industry loomed over the region until its decline in the 1950s. Strip mines and fires, most notably in Centralia remain visible. Several violent incidences in the history of the U.S. labor movement occurred within the coal region as this was the location of the Lattimer Massacre and the home of the Molly Maguires

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  • The Hazards of 19th Century Coal Mining | eHISTORY

    The Hazards of 19th Century Coal Mining | eHISTORY

    There were two big engineering problems in mining coal underground: A system to drain water from the mine ; A system to ventilate the mine and to provide fresh air to the miners. A special problem in coal mines was the methane (a gas) that sometimes accompanied coal, and which could--and too often did--catch fire and explode

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  • The Life of a Coal Miner | eHISTORY

    The Life of a Coal Miner | eHISTORY

    Scanned from The World's Work 4(October 1902): 2659-60 : These images of coal mining were not part of the Rev. John McDowell's article. They are presented here as images taken from publications of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to vivify the points of the article

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  • The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot | History

    The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot | History

    Apr 25, 2017 The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot The mountains of southern West Virginia are riddled with coal—and bullets Child coal miners with mules in Gary, West Virginia in 1908

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  • Pennsylvania anthracite coal workers strike for better

    Pennsylvania anthracite coal workers strike for better

    To improve working conditions and increase wages for mine workers. Specifically, a 20% wage increase, an 8-hour workday (down from 10 for miners and 12 for maintenance workers), the right to check the operator's stated weight of coal, the creation of a grievance policy fair to workers, recognition of the union, and the right to collectively bargain

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  • Early History - Scottish Mining Website

    Early History - Scottish Mining Website

    Early Mining History. In the 17th and 18th centuries, coal miners in Scotland, and their families, were bound to the colliery in which they worked and the service of its owner. This bondage was set into law by an Act of Parliament in 1606, which ordained that no person should fee, hire or conduce and salters, colliers or coal bearers without a

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