Miner at work

Landesbildstelle Saarland im LPM and Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes Open Gallery

State Chancellery Saarland

State Chancellery Saarland

Miner working in the Maybach pit in Friedrichsthal. This miner is checking the wiring of the hydraulic props in the face support. While performing dangerous work underground, this miner is equipped with protective gear consisting of a helmet with miner's lamp, a miner's apron, knee and shin guards as well as a respirator. The Saarland witnessed accidents throughout the 1960s after the Luisenthal pit disaster, including firedamp explosions, rockfalls, fires and gas leakages.

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  • Title: Miner at work
  • Creator: Landesbildstelle Saarland im LPM, Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes Open Gallery
  • Subject Keywords: Das Erbe Kapitel 16 – Leib und Leben