coal cutter

coal cutter

[′kōl ‚kəd·ər]
(mining engineering)
A power-operated machine which cuts out a thin strip of coal from the bottom of the seam; it draws itself by rope haulage along the coal face.
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Jackie Milburn, son of an Ashington coal cutter, himself worked at the local colliery and sometimes put in a double shift on a Friday so that he could play football on the Saturday.
Our main work down the pits was described as "canch" work, this was when our deputy would blast a certain amount of stone and when the cordite and smoke disappeared we would go in and clear it away so that the coal cutter machine could get at the seam of coal.
Daniel Rockhouse, 24, was knocked unconscious by the explosion but he came round before dragging dazed coal cutter Russell Smith through thick smoke to safety.
THE explosion that left 29 miners missing in New Zealand was a series of bangs that pelted debris and made it a struggle to breathe, said a coal cutter who lost consciousness but eventually walked out of the tunnel with minor injuries.
THE explosion that left 29 miners missing in New Zealand was a series of bangs that pelted debris and made it a struggle to breathe, according to a coal cutter who lost consciousness but eventually walked out of the tunnel with minor injuries.
On the night of the explosion, 14-year-old Albert Rowlands cycled with his father, a coal cutter, to join the evening shift.
Former coal cutter Mr Geoff Kenyon, aged 63, who now lives in Telford, said: "It was a very hard job and very dangerous.
The tragedy happened on May 29, 1951 just before dawn when sparks from a mechanical coal cutter ignited a pocket of gas.
Surely visitors to the museum in Ashington would learn more about the coal industry from seeing the so-called Seaham Training Face than a strange building that is said to be inspired by a coal cutter.
FOR more than 35 years, miner Arthur Clarke toiled underground as a coal cutter.
He was down the mine at only 14, first on haulage and then, for years, as a coal cutter.