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Francesco Cocco - photofrapher

Francesco Cocco - photofrapher

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work.  They aren't even standing up.

Crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a hard day of work. Not the greatest working conditions :-/

The Beckley, West Virginia, Exhibition Coal Mine portrays the history, culture and character of this coal-mining region. The main attraction is an underground tour, led by a veteran coal miner. Visitors travel 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, riding in authentic shuttle cars from the mine entrance, to old working areas of the coal mine and back. The facility includes a 14,000 square foot company store, visitor center, coal museum, fudgery and gift shop.

The Beckley, West Virginia, Exhibition Coal Mine portrays the history, culture and character of this coal-mining region. The main attraction is an underground tour, led by a veteran coal miner.

Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales

Three Welsh coal miners just up from the pits after a day's work in coal mine in Wales, photo by W. Eugene Smith - coal dust all over their faces!

Child Labor at the coal mine - turn of the century.

Child Labor at the coal mine - turn of the century. Another example of the need for child labor laws.

Japan’s Shime coal mine, abandoned for over half a century.

Shime Mine Tower Known to some as the ‘Anti-Zombie Fortress’. It has become a popular destination for haiyako, a fairly recent trend of urban exploration with a focus in abandoned ruins and photography.

Coal mining vintage photo. Getting coal out of a "COALBANK" as they were called. A little cave on their own land,that was full of coal.

Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields thanks to Jack Wright!

coal mine that once was in Scranton PA

Trump wants to stop or slow down the coal industry claiming it's "harmful" to other engineering industries

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.

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society Coal Mine History

Coal Seams, they stretch on for 20 mi. Usibelli Coal Mine, Healy, AK, in the mtns of the Alaska Range

Coal Seams, they stretch on for 20 mi. Usibelli Coal Mine, Healy, AK, in the mtns of the Alaska Range. Such wide and flat rock layers are well explained by the flood of Genesis.

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum this is where I am from. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is in Benham, Ky.

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum this is where I am from. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is in Benham, Ky.

{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

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

Railroad Ghost Towns of America | Thurmond, West Virginia : Coal Mining Ghost Town

Visit reports, news, maps, directions and info on Coal Mining Ghost Town in Thurmond, West Virginia.

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