Coal Miners Day

Coal Miners Day is observed on May 4 each year to commemorate the efforts of miners and others who played a critical role in fuelling the industrial revolution. During the industrial revolution (1760-1840) there was a large-scale consumption of coal for powering up stationary and locomotive engines and for heating buildings. They often work in poor working conditions that often adversely affect their health. They suffer from extreme exploitation by private companies.

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