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coal face

A popular UK term that is the metaphorical equivalent of the “trenches” or “front line”.

Example
“Doctors who work in non-clinical roles often forget the challenges of the coal face”.
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The global coal mining market to 2020 report contains an overview of the global coal mining industry together with the key demand drivers affecting the industry.
Soma Coal Mining Industries became infamous on May 13, 2014, when the 301 miners died in an explosion and blaze at the Soma coal mine.
Users can turn on selected data layers to allow them to see various coal mining data on top of the map.
The acquisition of IP coal mining interests is the first deal in which Sumitomo Corporation will act in a primaryrole in coal mining operations having 50% ownership.
In interviews, Lauriski noted that coal mining deaths nationwide had decreased dramatically, from hundreds every year to fewer than fifty.
Coal mining companies must pay 35 cents per ton for surface-mined coal, 15 cents per ton for coal from underground mines, and 10 cents per ton for lignite, which is a moist brown or yellow intermediate between coal and peat.
Named in the second suit are Mitsui Coal Mining Co.
This mining industry offering provides a comprehensive understanding of the Coal mining industry in Poland.
The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major coal mining companies, information on the major active, planned and exploration projects and regulations governing the industry.
This may come as the first major effort to control the unregulated coal mining in coal rich Meghalaya.
The mine's operator, the Soma Coal Mining Company, however, issued a statement to the contrary.
Among fully-mechanized coal mining equipment, hydraulic support is the product with the largest number and investment.