The suffering of coal miners

by Milan on January 31, 2012

in Co-benefits, Coal mining, Health

One of the reasons why humanity ought to move beyond coal as a source of energy is because coal mining is such a dangerous and unpleasant undertaking. Large numbers of people die every year from accidents and from lung disease, and many more experience serious but non-fatal health consequences.

This photo series from Boston.com does an excellent job of showing what coal mining does on a human scale.

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