Miners and quarry workers extract solid minerals from underground or surface mines or quarries.
Tasks include –
(a) extracting coal, ores and other solid minerals from underground or surface mines;
(b) extracting granite, limestone, slate, flint or other kinds of rocks from quarries;
(c) setting and operating machines which cut channels or drill blasting holes into the open face of mines or quarries;
(d) cutting, fitting and installing wood or steel props, pillars and arches to support walls and roof of underground workings;
(e) collecting samples of coal or ore for laboratory analysis;
(f) extracting chalk, clay, gravel or sand from open pits;
(g) performing related tasks;
(h) supervising other workers.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Machine-operator, drilling/mine – 8111
Machine-operator, mining/continuous – 8111
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