Coal Miner from Shanxi, China
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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.
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