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{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men.  Animals cost money to replace......

WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men. Animals cost money to replace......

Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales. Photo: ?

Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales. Photo: ?

West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930

West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930

A coal miner and his daughter. This photo was taken by talented photographer Natalie Franklin.

A coal miner and his daughter. This photo was taken by talented photographer Natalie Franklin.

Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung. Increase your understanding. http://youtu.be/bK7NUdh01WY

Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung. Increase your understanding. http://youtu.be/bK7NUdh01WY

Coal Miners...A way of Life

Coal Miners...A way of Life

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

Coal Miner's Daughter  Performed and written by Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb). Loretta, the coal miner's daughter, is famously from "Butcher Holler", a section of Van Lear, a mining community near Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Coal Miner's Daughter Performed and written by Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb). Loretta, the coal miner's daughter, is famously from "Butcher Holler", a section of Van Lear, a mining community near Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

Miner working in a confined, cramped position inside a narrow coal seam on a…

Miner working in a confined, cramped position inside a narrow coal seam on a…

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Abandoned Coal Towns West Virginia | West Virginia Coal Miners

Abandoned Coal Towns West Virginia | West Virginia Coal Miners

Appalachian People | Appalachia Ponderings: Ode to the Appalachian Coal Miner...

Appalachian People | Appalachia Ponderings: Ode to the Appalachian Coal Miner...

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

I will forever be a Coal Miner’s Daughter....ha if the school system ever decides to get rid of art, I’ll be a fourth (?) generation coal miner =)

I will forever be a Coal Miner’s Daughter....ha if the school system ever decides to get rid of art, I’ll be a fourth (?) generation coal miner =)

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