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Daily Yonder: ‘Working the face’ like organized chaos, not to mention hazardous to your health

By Gary Bentley Special to KyForward In a last effort to wring coal from underground, miners cut away the pillars that keep the roof from collapsing. As the miners retreat, the mountain does the rest. “Mornin’. You’re going to go up to the face today.” This was very exciting news for me. The working face is where the action is. It’s also where all of the high paying jobs are. Everyone...