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Taken 20-Sep-11
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HRS 1443 Coal man with candle hewing left

Very much a contrived illustration that attempted quite successfully to show the cramped and dangerous conditions in coal mines. Notice the naked flame of the candle. Escaping methane gas from the coal often caused explosions.
Epson Perfection4990

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Category:People
Subcategory:Men
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Keywords:1842, Children's employment Commission, accidents, candles, child labour, coal, coal-mining, coalmining, employment, explosions, haulage, health and Safety, men, methane, mining, victorian

HRS 1443 Coal man with candle hewing left