Is mining coal dangerous

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In Runescape it's really not. A few years ago you could mine a rock and when it started to smoke, you were supposed to stop mining- your pick could break! Other than that no it is like all other mining- completely safe. I'm not sure if this still takes place, but most likely not. You cannot die, or be hurt, really.

If you mean in the real world, (I got here from a Runscape, an Online MMORPG by Jagex,) it is extremely and it used to be very dangerous. Explosions used to expand the tunnels could kill people, tunnels collapse, people get lost, and the smoke causes cancer/and it is bad for the lungs. It's not safe.

Sources: My 4 years of Runescape / 8th Grade Education lol

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In the past, coal mining was very dangerous. Mine walls and roofs failed, vehicles collided, gases exploded and people experienced suffocation, gas poisoning, roof collapse. Gas explosions can cause coal dust explosions, which are much more dangerous and can affect a large area. Aside from explosions, build up of hazardous gases, called damps, are responsible for the suffocation and poisoning of unfortunate miners.

However, modern technology has reduced many of this hazards. In the US, coal mining has a .02% fatality rate. Unfortunately, less developed countries are still stricken by poor working conditions and plentiful accidents, and chronic lung diseases, such as pneumoconiosis (black lung) are still a problem, though the number of cases has been falling.

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