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The coal miners life was a hard one. They worked long
hours for low wages. The potential dangers were always there for them and
their families. This created close comradeship and tight knit mining
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Working conditions in the coal mining industry has
its inherent dangers.
housing: In many areas Coal Companies provided
houses for their workforce.
boys: Children sometimes started working
at an early age of five or six in the mine.
leisure: Long hours spent underground made the
miner especially keen on spending his leisure time in the open
and training: At the beginning of the 20th
century education and training became more important than before
because of the advance in the tools and machinery.