West Virginia mine was doing risky retreat mining

The two workers killed in an underground coal mine were performing a risky method known as retreat mining, where the roof is intentionally collapsed to retrieve more coal.

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Map locates site of a mine accident in Wharton, West Virginia; 1c x 1 3/4 inches; 46.5 mm x 44 mm;
Photo by Associated Press
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Original article: West Virginia mine was doing risky retreat mining




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