Spike TV has shown the second episode of its mining reality show – Coal.
This week the Virginian miners struggle with regulations, a torrential downpour and some questionable safety standards.
One notable incident saw the miners waiting 15 minutes after exhaust fans go out before evacuating the mine.
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