ID#: 9551
A closer view of PHIL 9550 showed these men wearing their headlamps outside the confines of a coal mine. Both were seated on a rail pull car, used to pull a string of coal bins, which would carry raw ore up, and out of the subterranean mine shafts. The miner on the left, was wearing protective knee pads, which he’d need when maneuvering around in a crouched position, in the small spaces inside the mine shaft. The coal dust pattern on their faces showed that they had not been wearing protective breathing masks. Airborne coal dust in the small confines of a mine, made miners predisposed to the long-term negative health effects of this profession including black lung disease, or coal-workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP).
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Barbara Jenkins, NIOSH
Creation Date: 1950
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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