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The Deadly Profession of the Coal Miner
"Coal mining has always been a dangerous profession that was not regulated for many years. This is a look at the reality of the coal mining profession for many years."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In the world of coal mining what was a putter? (Don't think golf)
Child worker who pushed trucks of coal
Slang for a cave-in
Small ponies used to transport water to workers
The opening to a mine
Which one of these words is commonly used for a coal-mine and its above-ground structures?
At the turn of the 21st century which country claimed the title of the world's largest producer of coal?
Which historical period gave rise to the largest increase in coal production around the world?
The Industrial Revolution
The Dark Ages
The Nuclear Age
One of the most dangerous threats to miners is the leakage of which poisonous gas into the mine?
What danger did the presence of toxic gasses in a coal mine cause that was not related to their toxicity?
They could cause hypothermia
They were flammable
They could melt the coal into tar
They could cause hyperthermia
One of China's worst coal mining disaster occurred in 2007 when 181 miners at the Shandong coal mine died in which type of mining accident?
They got lost in the mine
What does/did a coal breaker do in the mines?
Break coal with a pick-axe
Ride the coal ponies
Set up the explosives
Remove debris from coal before it is washed.
The Hartley Colliery Disaster, which occurred in January of 1862, was which type of mining accident?
Coal pony stampede
If a miner managed to survive explosions, poisonous gasses, flooding and the other disasters that occurred too regularly in their profession, many then succumbed to which of the following afflictions, commonly known as "Black Lung Disease"?
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