A towering 11-story structure of steel and glass, the Huber Breaker, built in 1939, used state-of-the-art technology to process 7000 tons of Anthracite coal per day. With the decline of ... See full summary »

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A towering 11-story structure of steel and glass, the Huber Breaker, built in 1939, used state-of-the-art technology to process 7000 tons of Anthracite coal per day. With the decline of Anthracite and the end of the industrial age, the Huber Breaker closed in 1976 and was left to rot. The once creaking mechanical breaker that affected several generations of workers, fell silent and into decay. The coal industry was not kind to its workers and the Anthracite mining industry was no exception. Beginning in the mid 1700's, Anthracite mining became a way for immigrants to earn a living after coming to America. Working conditions were hazardous with miners facing suffocation from low oxygen, injury or death from explosions from Methane gas, etc., black lung disease from constant exposure to coal dust, and cave-ins and roof collapses due to weak mine infrastructure. In addition to job hazards, miners were abused by the companies for which they worked. They lived in company houses on company ... Written by Gabby Zawacki

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1 November 2018 (USA)  »

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