Terex SHM Highwall Miner in kentucky

Terex SHM Highwall Miner in kentucky

The highwall mining machine, Terex SHM Miner, is the most advanced, reliable, and efficient highwall mining system in the world. It is the first practical highwall coal mining system capable of mining parallel entries to predetermined depths, thus linking surface and underground operations to maximize coal recovery and profits. Terex SHM’s innovative highwall mining system […]

March 5th, 2008 – Posted in Uncategorized

Coal producer National Coal Corp. said Tuesday it will receive a $1.9 million insurance payment to fully cover the cost to repair a damaged highwall miner, minus a $50,000 deductible.
After a March rock collapse damaged the highwall miner, the company said its initial insurance claim was denied. The undisclosed insurance provider, has since agreed to […]

September 20th, 2006 – Posted in Coal, General

The wife of a Kentucky coal miner killed in an accident last year says she has been receiving threatening phone calls since speaking out for mine safety.
Melissa Lee, whose husband Jimmy died in a methane gas explosion in a Harlan County mine, says unidentified callers have told her she needs to shut up and […]

March 10th, 2007 – Posted in Coal

This is our entry about Kentucky coal mining for the C-SPAN StudentCam Competition.Viewed: 168 timesLength: 09:35

March 5th, 2008 – Posted in Uncategorized

A hearing got heated Wednesday during discussion of proposed rule changes for surface coal mining. Wednesday’s hearing inside the Holiday Inn was one of four hearings going on simultaneously across surrounding states.

According to the US Office of Surface Mining, the rule changes will reduce the environmental impacts of surface coal mining and give operators clear […]

October 25th, 2007 – Posted in General

Pine Mountain is one of the few “ridge and valley” mountains in Southern Appalachia that overlaps with the central Appalachian coalfield of the Cumberland Plateau. Its folded layers tower above a dozen coalfield counties in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Communities that are 3 centuries old are innovators and survivors in this rugged landscape. Their […]

March 5th, 2008 – Posted in Uncategorized

Some 1,500 coal miners staged a mass rally on Thursday on the front lawn of the state Capitol to protest legislation that they fear could eliminate their jobs. The rally came two days after lawmakers narrowly defeated a bill aimed at stopping mining companies from blasting off mountaintops to expose coal deposits.

Gov. Steve Beshear made a […]

March 14th, 2008 – Posted in Coal, General

A veteran of the Western Kentucky coal industry has announced plans to open a mine in Webster County.
Ron Siler of Newburgh says his Henderson-based Pact Resources LLC is seeking permits for an underground mine near Sebree that could someday employ 120 to 140 miners. An economic development group reports Pact Resources hopes to begin construction […]

December 31st, 2006 – Posted in General

A Western Kentucky coal mine operator is seeking permits to open a new mine in the region before the end of the decade. Pact Resources LLC wants to open an underground mine near Sebree that could employ up to 140 miners, according to a statement by Ron Siler, co-owner of the Henderson-based company.

Pact Resources hopes to […]

January 1st, 2007 – Posted in Coal, General

The music for this video is now available for download on my Multiply video storage site. Please see my Profile page for the link. Appalachia is a place rich in traditions, music, folk arts and crafts, religious beliefs, and pride but some parts of it are very poor in many other ways. These photos may […]

March 5th, 2008 – Posted in Uncategorized

As the miner tries to cut coal from the ribs of the mine, he makes a wide turn and bangs his hauler against the wall, injuring a co-worker. It’s a painful scenario, and not entirely rare. But this time it’s just a simulation.

The three-dimensional simulators here at Hazard Community and Technical College in eastern Kentucky give […]

June 18th, 2006 – Posted in Coal, General

Drilling 4 Nat Gas and Oil on my property in KentuckyViewed: 968 timesLength: 05:28

March 5th, 2008 – Posted in Uncategorized

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