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Geevor Underground

Safety

 

Underground Tours at Geevor

Click to see a larger version of this imageunderground tours at Geevor. view inside Wheal Mexico

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Danger

Click to see a larger version of this imagerescue team practice copyright Chris Elson held by the Geevor Archive

Mining in the 20th century had been made safer than ever before, but working conditions were still unpleasant for the miners. It was dark, cramped, noisy, hot, dirty and often wet.


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Injuries

Click to see a larger version of this imageGeevor first aid team

Diseases caused by working conditions tended to develop over a long period of time, but accidents and death could strike at any time. 


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Mines Rescue

Click to see a larger version of this imageGeevor mines rescue team dressed in orange overalls with blue breathing apparatus

Geevor had two rescue teams which were available at all times in case of emergency. 


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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