It’s a widely recognized fact that mining is an extremely risky job. In fact, mining is generally so dangerous that coal mining alone would make this list. However, every element of a mining job is dangerous given the deadly chemicals that miners are exposed to, let alone the risks of getting buried alive when these mining caves collapse.
Take the Copiapo mining accident that occurred in Chile in 2010 as an example. 33 miners were trapped 700 meters and 5 kilometers from the entrance of the underground mining cave. It can be said that the entire crew was lucky to have been rescued after 69 days, that’s because such accidents often end in fatalities.