Black Lung Program | U.S. Department of Labor

The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, administers claims filed under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The Act provides compensation to coal miners who are totally disabled by pneumoconiosis arising out of coal mine employment, and to survivors of coal miners whose deaths are attributable to the disease.

What are the types of coal? - USGS

The four ranks are: Anthracite: The highest rank of coal. It is a hard, brittle, and black lustrous coal, often referred to as hard coal, containing a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter. Bituminous: Bituminous coal is a middle rank coal between subbituminous and anthracite. Bituminous coal usually has a high ...

Digging Deep Archives | Black Coal Miners Museum Project

Memories of migration to the UK, accidents and diversity in coal mining: "I was born in 1940, in Brandon Hill, St Andrews, Jamaica. I came to England in 1961 stayed with my aunt who came to England in 1952. My first job, aged 21, was at Manton Colliery, Nottinghamshire and I lived in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Coal Mining On Navajo Nation In Arizona Takes Heavy Toll ...

On the sprawling Navajo Nation and the Hopi Reservation it surrounds, Peabody Western Coal Company routinely uproots families, locals say, in order to extract – by strip mining – 7.8 million tons of coal a year, coal that provides cheap electricity for much of the residential and business development in the Southwest.

Hopi and Coal Mining on Black Mesa, Arizona - Crossing ...

Coal Resources Today. "The Black Mesa region of Arizona, indigenous home of the Diné (Navajo) and Hopi peoples, is the location of the largest coal deposit in the United States, with approximately 21 billion tons of coal and a long-term value as high as $100 billion. Peabody Western Coal Company began strip mining operations on Black Mesa in ...

Home - Coal LSL

Coal LSL's long service leave scheme for the black coal mining industry is one of the most generous of any industry in Australia. It's portable, accommodating employee movements common to the industry, and it's accessible after eight years' qualifying service–sooner in some cases.

Coal Miners

Coal Miners. Page Content. Between 1880 and 1920, southern West ia's population grew from 93,000 to 446,000, due almost entirely to the coal industry. The region's first coal miners primarily were African Americans, both enslaved and free. By 1850, approximately half of Kanawha County's slaves worked in the salt industry—many ...

Black Coal Mining Group - G & W Mining

Black Coal Mining Group (Pty) Ltd was established in 2017 when Gawie Deysel and Armand du Toit, who started BCMG, joined hands with Dylo Motsepe to establish a true BEEE company to serve the small to medium sector of the open cast mining industry. Today the company top management represents more than one hundred years of experience in the coal ...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper - Coal Mining

Strip mining (a.k.a. surface mining) and longwall mining (a.k.a. underground mining) are the methods of choice for coal extraction in Alabama. As a result, many Black Warrior streams are impaired by sediment laden with heavy metals. Coal mines transform the landscape and alter streams forever. Coal is transported by truck, train, and barge to ...

These Photos Will Change the Way You Think About Race in ...

"Coal miner's daughter doing the family wash. All the water must be carried from up the hill. Bertha Hill West ia. 1938." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott/Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress. "In the South or in the mine country, wherever you point the camera there is a picture.

Brief History of the African American Coal Mining Experience

The historical record shows that the earliest coal mining in America of any commercial significance involved slaves working in the coal pits in the vicinity of Richmond, ia in the mid 1700s. The Black Heath Company, Chesterfield Coal and Iron Mining Company, Midlothian Mining Company and others employed hundred of slaves and free blacks.

Blackjewel - Wikipedia

The 2019 Harlan County coal miners protest was a labor protest held by dozens of coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky.The causes of the protest stemmed from the 2019 bankruptcy of Blackjewel Coal, a coal mining company that operated a mine in the county. Following the company's bankruptcy, former coal miners did not receive payment for several weeks of work, leading to many miners protesting ...

African American Coal Miners: Helen, WV - New River Gorge ...

Once the black coal loader was underground, he performed the laborious tasks of cutting, drilling, blasting, and loading coal. William Tams's describes from his personal knowledge the job of a black coal miner. "The loader carried into the mine his picks, shovels, auger, tamping bar, fuse and a …

Black Miners and Knights of Labor in the Coal Towns of ...

The coal fields of Washington helped fuel the increasing energy demands of the 1880's. One could say that coal mining was a byproduct of the network of rail lines crisscrossing the North American continent as coal fueled the railroads, steamships, and communities of the Pacific coast.

Black coal, thin ice: the discursive legitimisation of ...

Despite mounting urgency to mitigate climate change, new coal mines have recently been approved in various countries, including in Southeast Asia …

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve - Wikipedia

The Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve is a 6,000-acre (2,400 ha) park located north of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, California under the administration of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). The district acquired the property in 1973. The preserve contains relics of 3 mining towns, former coal and sand mines, and offers guided tours of a former sand mine.

Take a Virtual Tour of Black Thunder Coal Mine - YouTube

Take a virtual tour of Black Thunder Mine, the largest single surface coal-mining complex in the world. Located in northeastern Wyoming, the mine's 1,600 hig...

Black Coal Miners: A long legacy of struggle | Appalachian ...

African Americans have been mining coal and fighting bosses for over 200 years. Slaves were working in coal mines around Richmond, Va. as early as …

"Black Coal Miners in America: Race, Class, and Community ...

From the early day of mining in colonial ia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America.

Black lung in mining: Why it resurfaced and how to prevent it

Preventing black lung: The report by Coal Services NSW states that "adequate ventilation and the application of water, in sufficient quantity and in the correct location, are the best answers to the problem". "Water should be applied as near as possible to the point where the dust is produced in order to wet the dust and prevent it being ...

Black Coal Miners - Home | Black Miners Museum

Black Miners Museum Project, led by Nottingham News Centre CIC, aims to grow lasting partnerships with existing mining museums and industrial-related museums across the UK, by enriching and enhancing current visitor exhibitions and displays through the integration of recently unearthed narratives, memories and creative representations of former coal miners of black/ African-Caribbean heritage ...

BlackRock Support Sought in Bid to End 5-Month Coal-Mine ...

Coal miners from states including Alabama and West ia picketed outside BlackRock Inc.'s New York headquarters Wednesday in a bid to get the world's largest asset manager to pressure ...

CDC - Mining - The Impact of Black Lung and a Methodology ...

Mining Publication: The Impact of Black Lung and a Methodology for Controlling Respirable Dust. Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly known as black lung, is caused by the inhalation of respirable coal mine dust and is a disabling and potentially fatal lung disease with no cure. Historically, CWP has taken a tremendous human and ...

Black Diamond Coal Mine Agrees to Permanent Closure ...

The 480-acre open pit coal mine has not operated actively since 1999. Until Soundkeeper's litigation was filed, PCCC had kept the option of renewed mining on the table. Black Diamond community members have been concerned in recent years to receive notices that PCCC was resuming mining and blasting at the site.

Glossary of Coal Mining Terms - DOL

Black damp - a term generally applied to carbon dioxide. Strictly speaking, it is a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen. It is also applied to an atmosphere depleted of oxygen, rather than having excess of carbon dioxide. Blast - a controlled explosion which is used loosen the substance being mined ... coal mining). other. ...

Monongahela's forgotten Coal Mines - Coal Mining History ...

Black Diamond coal & mining company 1866. The Black Diamond Coal Tipple. The Black Diamond Tipple was was one of Five Tipples on east Main Street Located above trolley lane on 837. The mine was opened in 1866 and was in operation until the early 1950's.

How Wyoming's Black coal miners shaped their own history ...

In 1891, due to the inferior quality of its coal, the UPCC closed the mine, and many of Dana's Black miners moved to nearby Wyoming coal towns. By the 1920s, places like Rock Springs and Hanna ...

Black Star Coal Mining Camp

From 1939 to 1958 it was known as the Black Star Coal Corporation and employed 900 miners. Below is another good photo of the Commissary, Restaurant (on right in front), & Doctors Office (behind Restaurant) This area was considered to be the "hub" of the Black Star Coal Mining Camp.

MA000001: Black Coal Mining Industry Award 2010

This award is the Black Coal Mining Industry Award 2010. 2. Commencement and transitional. [Varied by PR988356, PR542121] 2.1 This award commences on 1 January 2010. 2.2 The monetary obligations imposed on employers by this award may be absorbed into overaward payments.

Underground 06 (Black Hat) Study Guide

to be present throughout the mine? Nineteen and one-half percent (19.5 %) 48. Where is methane generally found in a mine or in the face? Methane is lighter than air and it is released from coal, therefore, when it is released it migrates upward, into high places. 49. Where is Hydrogen gas generally found in a mine?

4 Coal Mining and Processing | Coal: Research and ...

The U.S. coal industry serves a vital role in the nation's economy by producing fuel for more than half of its electricity. Despite the industry's importance, industry financial data for 2005—the strongest year for the coal industry in recent years—shows that it is a relatively small industry with revenues totaling $20 billion to $25 billion and net income between $1 billion and $2 ...

Dana, Wyoming, A Black Town in the Coal Mining West

In the following article Wyoming historian Brigida R. Blasi explores the history of now nearly forgotten Dana, a small predominately black coal mining town about 150 miles west of Cheyenne. Here is her account. The town of Dana has largely been forgotten in the history … Read MoreDana, Wyoming, A Black Town in the Coal Mining West

CDC - Mining Topic - Respiratory Diseases - NIOSH

CWP, commonly called black lung, affects workers in coal mining. Silicosis can affect workers in many types of mines and quarries, including coal mines. Medical treatment cannot cure these diseases, so preventing them – through controlling respirable dust exposure – is essential.

Coal Mining: How Is Coal Mined? - Science ABC

Coal mining (also called colliery) is the process of extracting coal from the ground's surface or from deep underground. Coal miners literally raze entire mountain ranges to feed our insurmountable desire for cheap energy. There's something brutally simple about coal mining. Take away the monstrous-but-sophisticated machinery and eco ...