occu 7 - Coal Miners Children West Virginia 1938 Washing Up...

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Coal Strike of 1919 The great coal strike of 1919 shows what happens when management becomes too greedy and too far removed from the actual work. The history of labor is full of such battles of poor, hard working people having to not only struggle for a living, but also forced to fight with management in order to be allowed to do so.
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Coal Breaker in Ruins
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Bituminous Coal Bituminous coal or black coal is a relatively soft coal containing a tarlike substance called bitumen. It is of higher quality than lignite coal but of poorer quality than Anthracite. It is usually formed as a result of high pressure on lignite. Bituminous coal is an organic sedimentary rock formed by metamorphic compression of peat bog material.
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Unformatted text preview: Coal Miners Children West Virginia 1938 Washing Up After Work Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster The Upper Big Branch Mine disaster occurred on April 5, 2010 about 1,000 feet (300 m) underground in Raleigh County, West Virginia at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine located in Montcoal . Twenty-nine out of thirty-one miners at the site were killed. The explosion occurred at 3:27 pm. The accident was the worst in the United States since 1970, when 38 miners were killed at Finley Coal Company's No. 15 and 16 mines in Hyden, Kentucky. A state funded independent investigation would later find Massey Energy and the Mine Safety and Health Administration directly responsible for the blast....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course 050 366 taught by Professor Angusgillespie during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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