coal face


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coal face

[′kōl ‚fās]
(mining engineering)
The mining face from which coal is extracted.
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On reaching the coal face, Frank's first job was to haul tubs of coal onto the rails for the journey back to the surface; his only help being a pit pony.
After stopping off at Choppington "A" Pit, the film heads for Shilbottle Colliery and Eccles Colliery in North Tyneside, with underground scenes of miners at work, undercutting the coal face.
Also making an appearance are the much-loved pit ponies, who used to haul coat out from the coal face, and footage of their final retirement.
Tribunal Judge Pam Hughes said employers were anxious to start work on a new coal face at Daw Mill and only BBB had the contract to provide the labour - including Polish workers.
The company is accused of failing to ensure that powered roof supports at a coal face at the pit were "maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
Tenders are invited for Hiring Of Pay Loaders And Tippers For Mechanical Transfer Of Coal Produced By Surface Miner At Purewa Top Seam Coal Face (Surface Miner Face) Of East And West Section Of Dudhichua Project
The poignant service held for victims of one of Wales' last major mining disasters, the explosion at the Cambrian Colliery coal face 50 years ago AS an ex-miner I feel blessed to be alive, God bless them all Gerwyn Morris I WAS there it was a brilliant turnout and a very sombre memorial to 31 good men who died too soon Peter Douglas I REMEMBER that day I was in school in Ferndale in the Rhondda and heard a sound like thunder and a roar underneath us.
The people at the coal face need to be listened to as it is they who have to cope with the fallout of big ideas from managers bent on saving money at any cost.
He continued working as a collier on the coal face until he retired on his 65th birthday in 1957, a total of 52 years faithful service to the industry.
Parent company UK Coal said the drop was caused by a halt in production after a planned coal face switch ran into unexpected difficulties.
UK Coal said even if the floodwater can be pumped away from the coal face and mining resumed, it would be expensive and dangerous.