Underground Coal Mining
The thing that is scary about underground coal mining is that a cave in could happen at any time without warning. It is something that one must seriously watch out for when choosing to go down into a cave and do mining. It is not actually statistically that big of a risk though. Even though a cave in could happen while you are underground coal mining, it is very unlikely that it will. This is like the fear that people have of flying. People are afraid of flying, not because crashing is actually high risk, but because the rate that crashes are reported is so strong that one can’t help but be worried about crashing into the ground in one of those airplanes. The reality is that for every one plane that does crash, there are a million more that get to their destination just fine without any issues, but nobody reports about those so nobody hears about them, because a plane taking off and landing safely is not news worthy. Now ever since those miners in Chile got stuck down in those mines for over thirty days, people are beginning to think that this is a common occurrence. While it is in fact a real risk that you should not ignore whenever you enter a cave, it is not one that you need to concern yourself with all the time because it is not realistically going to happen.
This is just one more way the media can make underground coal mining look like it is a horrible career so that people will feel sorry for the Chileans and will donate money to them. They will also feel bad about the fact that so many people like this in America have jobs like these and they will want to help their local charities and donate money to the government and other organizations that can help to find better career alternatives for people. In reality, it isn’t that big of a deal and it is not something you can concern yourself with. The media is definitely twisting facts by giving this issue such heavy importance, but it is not necessarily a bad thing. The media does not seem to be having a negative effect on anything. Though the facts are being distorted, the ultimate outcome is good; it keeps people in safer careers and higher paying ones, and reminds people not to think that they’re invincible all the time when death could be right around the corner.
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