Operate mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors or into shuttle cars. There are roughly around 11,000 of these workers found in Mining. You will find these workers assisting in construction activities, checking the roof stability and cleaning equipment.
Thousands of different products have coal or coal byproducts as components: soap, aspirins, solvents, dyes, plastics and fibres, such as rayon and nylon. Coal is also an essential ingredient in the production of specialist products: Activated carbon used in filters for water and air purification and in kidney dialysis machines.