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Please note that some images/videos used to make this video depict mines outside of the Black Country for illustrative purposes.

 

The Black Country was the most dangerous place to be a coal miner in the 19th century

 

The UK has a rich history of mining, but no industry quite exploded like coal mining in the Black Country during the industrial revolution. It completely changed the landscape. It wasn’t long before the Black Country, with its wealth of easily accessible coal, was turned “inside out”. But what kind of impact did this have on the people living there? And was it safe? Find out using out resources below.

 

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Accident Investigators: The Dangers of Coal Mining in the 19th Century

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