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Miners at the state run Jinhuagong coal mine prepare to descend into the mine. Over 6000 miners, and as many as 20,000 by some estimates, are killed every year in accidents. 75% of China's growing energy needs come from coal, a demand that puts production before safety.
Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 10/11/2005
Photo © J.B. Russell
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Miners at the state run Jinhuagong coal mine prepare to descend into the mine. Over 6000 miners, and as many as 20,000 by some estimates, are killed every year in accidents. 75% of China's growing energy needs come from coal, a demand that puts production before safety.<br />
Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 10/11/2005<br />
Photo © J.B. Russell