Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Another job you don't want to do. Coal miner in Britain

Asa Briggs, The Power of Steam, University of Chicago Press, 1982

British coal miners descend into the mine on a makeshift steam hoist. One leg in, one leg out, four per bucket, presumably this is before workplace safety became a concern...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Terrifying. I think some of my Yorkshire ancestors were coal miners. Yikes!