There's no doubt that miners -- especially those who go deep underground -- face incredible stress. The environment alone would be enough to discourage most people from taking the job. Miners spend long hours in the dark, unable to see the sun or get a breath of really fresh air. They work in cramped conditions, and the danger of being killed or trapped is ever present. If that wasn't enough, the work is also physically hard. Risks to miners' health extend even into their retirement, when they may develop diseases related to having inhaled coal dust or fumes all those years. And -- even though the job is stressful -- they worry that the mine might close, costing them their jobs.
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