China Coal Miners
Lan Ba Coal Mine on the Laoying Mountain in South West China is an illegal coal mine run by a business man in complicity with the local sheriff. Illegal coal mines are often situated in the most remote parts of mountains and are very small. If accidents occur they are simply shut and covered as if they never existed. In coal miners run illegally accidents occur more frequently because health and safety measures are ignored. The economic boom of the recent years in China has seen a huge migration for work from rural areas because of the enormous decline in farming. Many desperate people leave their homes searching for work and accepting any terms of employment.