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Coal miners eating and drinking in between work shifts at the Jinhuagong mine. Mining is the country's most dangerous profession. Officially, more than 6000 miners, and as many as 20,000 by some estimates, are killed every year in accidents. 75% of China's growing energy needs comes from coal - a demand that puts production before safety. .Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 10/11/2005.Photo © J.B. Russell
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Coal miners eating and drinking in between work shifts at the Jinhuagong mine. Mining is the country's most dangerous profession. Officially, more than 6000 miners, and as many as 20,000 by some estimates, are killed every year in accidents. 75% of China's growing energy needs comes from coal - a demand that puts production before safety. .Dàtóng, Shanxi Province, China. 10/11/2005.Photo © J.B. Russell