coal face


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coal face

[′kōl ‚fās]
(mining engineering)
The mining face from which coal is extracted.
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At Vane Tempest Colliery, Seaham, the film follows the miners in the lamp room and descending in the cage to the coal face.
Because of this neither UK Coal or the subsidiary firm at Daw Mill were in a position to dictate to BBB over who should be involved in the new coal face," she said.
A good way to protect the workers at the coal face.
John had some terrifying experiences, such as the occasion when he was using a cutting machine at the coal face.
A spokesman for the company said the firm was stopping production "while suspect valves on the roof supports of the coal face are changed".
A spokesman said the firm was stopping production "while suspect valves on the roof supports of the coal face are changed".
The company stated that the United Kingdom's Health and Safety Executive ordered production from the coal face at Kellingley to stop on October 23, 2009.
When I was a boy miner, working in Llanbradach Colliery, the news filtered down the colliery shaft to the coal face that Labour had won a landslide victory in the election after the war.
By 2003, at age 49 years, he had spent 6 years at the coal face and 25 years as a roofbolter, ** and a chest radiograph indicated category 1/2 small opacities, suggesting simple pneumoconiosis.
GREAT management, as ever, from Craig Levein in sending Garry Kenneth on loan to Cowdenbeath for a harsh lesson on life at the real coal face of football.
But this misstep--a rare example of going a bridge too far--only fleetingly detracted from a show that offered numerous chains of fugitive diamonds sourced from the coal face of the everyday and that, in the process, performed a feat that art should pull off more regularly: making one feel better about being alive right now.
Oldenburg Stamler has won a R20 million order for its coal winning machines from Khutala coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa - after going head-to-head at the coal face against the equipment of a rival manufacturer.