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Miners Lives
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Safety and Rescue

Coal mining is a potentially dangerous industry that has suffered a history of toil, sweat, tears and death. Since 1850 the first Act to improve safety in mines was passed, combined with facilities in care and first aid, miners working conditions and safety have gradually improved. Injuries and industrial diseases have been much reduced.

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Lighting Lighting: Lighting is of utmost importance for the smooth and safe running of a coal mine.
Ambulance Ambulance: Ambulance and first aid have high priority in all mining operations.
Rescue Rescue: The rescue team is formed of highly trained men ready to deal with any emergency at collieries.
Safety procedures Safety Procedures: Safety procedures are followed to incorporate safe working practice and reduce the risk of explosion.