face worker

face worker

[′fās ‚wərk·ər]
(mining engineering)
A miner who works regularly at the face.
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I was a face worker but when you went into work in the morning you'd go down the pit and the pit overman would deploy you on whatever jobs they were short on.
"We come because we always have", said a face worker from the Deep Duffryn pit between kicking a beach ball to his offspring.
Mr Lavery, who worked at Ellington Colliery, Northumberland, and led the NUM from 2002 to 2010, said: "Having worked as a miner firstly as an apprentice and latterly as a coal face worker at the last pit in the great northern coalfield I fully understand the feelings of the men at Kellingley.
He remained a coal face worker all his working life until he retired in his sixties.
He was mad about films, books, crosswords and 1960s music, and was a face worker down Frickley colliery, West Yorkshire, for 34 years.
Work from 1986 onwards as a coal face worker at a non-mechanised coal face, and for certain other categories, can be included."
Philip Jones Griffiths's Ban the Bomb protest, on display at the National Conservation Centre; Coal face worker; John Lennon; Philip Jones Griffiths
"We come because we always have, said a face worker from the Deep Duffryn pit between kicking a beach ball to his offspring.
Gerry was an experienced face worker and UK Coal management have no idea how the accident happened.
Bowes, a face worker at Blackhall Colliery and a pro boxer in the 1950s and 60s, is a key figure in the history of North East boxing.
Stan was a face worker at Wearmouth until the age of 58 when he took his redundancy, and is enjoying his retirement at home in Columbia Village.