Coal Miner from Shanxi, China

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 — 7 favorites
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UploadedFebruary 21, 2012
MakeOlympus Optical Co.,ltd
Exposure1/15 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.8 mm

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Longwall coal miner at a state-operated colliery in Shanxi province preparing to take a much-needed bath after his 10-hour shift.

Mining is known as "the deadliest occupation in China" with over 6,000 annual mine-related deaths (not including health consequences such as Black Lung or unreported fatalities at illegal "black mines."

For coal miners in China, a comparatively high salary of USD $300 (three hundred dollars) per month far outweighs the risks.

3 responses

  • joe navin

    joe navin gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Great portrait Tom.

  • Andrew Kelly

    Andrew Kelly gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Cool photo.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    exceptional photo that conveys a dirty job with health consequences...

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