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7111 MINERS AND QUARRY WORKERS
 


    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:


  • Miner

  • Quarrier


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Machine-operator, drilling/mine - 8111

  • Machine-operator, mining/continuous - 8111


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.