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Geevor Underground

Safety

 

Clothing

Click to see a larger version of this imagemodern miner wearing hard hat, gloves and stell toe capped wellies

Protective clothing had a real impact on safety in the mine. 


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Tulls and Hard Hats

Click to see a larger version of this imagegroup of early cornish miners wearing tull hats and candles

Hard Hats to protect the skull and steel toe capped boots and wellies were the first pieces of clothing designed to protect against falling rock and moving machinery.


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Underground Tours at Geevor

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

Visit 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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