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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:21 pm 
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Where can I go for a job in a coal mine my grandpa and great grandpa were both coal miners. I was laid off from my factory job and can not find work anywhere. I have a family to support so if you have any advice please let me know.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:21 pm 
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Location: Harveys Lake
prolly west virginia, bituminous coal fields are the mining fields that hire.

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Like Jude said, the Bituminous fields are the place to go. Theres not much around here any more. Theres some anthracite operations in the middle and southern fields but they're mostly famly run operations. Deep miners have to go through miner training courses and safety courses throught MSHA (Mine safety and Health Administration).... I don't know about strip miners however. Now, around this area, they're reclaiming culm banks / refuse piles and taking the coal from them. That seems to be a strong industry right now. Pagnotti enterprizes and Denaples are doing a lot of that.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:23 pm 
Where exactly is Prolly WV? I can't find it on any map.


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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
:lol: i believe you are looking for the wrong town. thats what the locals call it. the real name for the town is "probably" :lol:

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wow that was really funny!heh

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You also have zinc mines in northern NY which are still operating..

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I found this in today's Pottsville Republican:

KIMMEL'S MINING, INC. Is accepting applications for * Underground Coal Miners * Equipment Operators * Maintenance Personnel At it's full mechanized Williamstown Mine #1. Salaries commensurate with experience/ qualifications/certifications. Benefits package including Health Care and 401k. Experience preferred but not necessary. Apply at Meadowbrook Coal Co. In Lykens, Pa. Or send resume to Kimmel's Mining, Inc. PO Box 8 Williamstown, PA 17098 For more information Call 717-453-7922 kimmel's mining

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Yeah, they're looking for a lot of guys right now. Just getting started. No one's gunna wanna work in the Ice box though... They're only working 150 feet from the massive intake fan right now.. bbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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at least spring is close!

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It shouldn't be to bad, you could probably bundle up. Then again you'd have to check with msha first and see if that's permitted.


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as long as your jacket said "jacket" on it, it would be ok.

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And your gloves would hae to say "glove right hand" and "glove left hand" respectivley. Also your long johns would have to be msha blue with the required reflective stripes or you could be cited for improper undergarmets.


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I would go apply for a job there if I wasn't in school. It couldn't be any worse than working a 12 hour shift in the -20° freezer at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

God, I hated that place

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ha! nice, when i was in college i worked the dairy cooler in dickson city walmart....... it was fun to scare the kids as they grabbed for the milk :twisted:

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