Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung.

Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung.

Kentucky Coal Miner - I was born a coal miner's granddaughter! Love you, grandpa!

Kentucky Coal Miner - I was born a coal miner's granddaughter! Love you, grandpa!

This picture was taken in Blantyre October 22, 1877: the day the Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners. The widows and orphans left behind were evicted by mine owners and were likely sent to poor houses.

This picture was taken in Blantyre October 22, 1877: the day the Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners. The widows and orphans left behind were evicted by mine owners and were likely sent to poor houses.

{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.

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

Coal miners bucket- Just like my Daddy's! He always had a special treat in it for me!!!

Coal miners bucket- Just like my Daddy's! He always had a special treat in it for me!!!

Woman Coal Miner, 1890 by mcrarchives, via Flickr

Woman Coal Miner, 1890 by mcrarchives, via Flickr

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

Coal miner, Desmond Hairston and family (Longacre, West Virginia) (1943) by Penn State Special Collections Library via Flickr

Coal miner, Desmond Hairston and family (Longacre, West Virginia) (1943) by Penn State Special Collections Library via Flickr

Coal Miner by Day - Daddy by Night

Coal Miner by Day - Daddy by Night

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