China Coal Miners
Lan Ba Coal Mine on the Laoying mountain in South West China is an illegal coal mine. They are able to operate because of the complicity with a local sheriff. Illegal coal mines are often situated in the inner parts of mountains and very small. If accidents occur they are simply shut and covered as if they never existed.. In coal miners run illegaly accidents occur frequently because health and safety measures are ignored. Just the bare fact that these mines are run on just one point of entrance and exit makes them extremely dangerous because if an accident occurs close to the shaft there is no passage to escape from.