coal face


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coal face

[′kōl ‚fās]
(mining engineering)
The mining face from which coal is extracted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Water had been coming into the section since for several days but on that day of the accident it started to get worse and was flowing from the coal face.
After excavation, the monitoring lines were arranged along the Y direction at x = 200 and z = 29 to extract the compaction rate of the gob area at different distances behind the coal face, which provided an inversion basis for the 2D model to analyze the deformation and failure rules of drainage boreholes at different distances behind the coal face.
At Vane Tempest Colliery, Seaham, the film follows the miners in the lamp room and descending in the cage to the coal face. Then it's off to nearby Shotton Colliery to see coal being blasted.
"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.
I WAS reading the letters in Tuesday's Evening Gazette and saw the letter from Councillor Ken Hall decrying the actions of the government in cutting finances due to the current financial crisis, who now wants to protect the jobs of workers 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.
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.
In my letter about my time as a teenager working at the coal face in Abertridwr in the early 1940s (Viewpoints, March 20) I mentioned carrying a drinking jack like the boy pictured in the 1927 Echo flashback.
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.