What you see here is a man operating a roof bolter underground at ICG's mine in Philippi, West Virginia. Description from bokertov.typepad.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

What you see here is a man operating a roof bolter underground at ICG's mine in Philippi, West Virginia. Description from bokertov.typepad.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Gary, West Virginia  Coal Mine Tipple, 1918.

Gary, West Virginia Coal Mine Tipple, 1918.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

11 year old Otha Porter Martin working the tipple at the Turkey Knob coal mine in Macdonald, West Virginia in 1908. Lewis Wickes Hine.

11 year old Otha Porter Martin working the tipple at the Turkey Knob coal mine in Macdonald, West Virginia in 1908. Lewis Wickes Hine.

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