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Karthik Joshi from MAHARAJA AGRASAN VIDYALAYA , asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 20/10/12

 why mining is called a killer industry?


Sushrita Das ,Meritnation Expert added an answer
Answered on 23/10/12

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Guess Yourself , From Laxman Public School , added an answer
Answered on 5/3/11

  Answer:  The reasons are –

1. High risks involved.
2. Due to poisonous fumes, mines are vulnerable to workers for pulmonary diseases.
3. Contaminated water sources.
4. Fires in coal mines, risks of collapsing mine roofs (top surface).

Gunjan , From Fergusson College , added an answer
Answered on 5/3/11

 The impacts of mining on the health of the miners and the environment are:

i. The dust and noxious fumes inhaled by miners make them vulnerable to
pulmonary diseases. 
ii. The risk of collapsing mine roofs, inundation and fires in coalmines are a
constant threat to miners.
iii. The water sources in the region get contaminated due to mining.
iv. Dumping of waste and slurry leads to degradation of land, soil, and increase in
stream and river pollution.
that is why it is called killer industry.,
Sajan Coolz , added an answer
Answered on 5/3/11

 Mines are located underground or under the surface of the earth and while working under the harsh environment of mines many workers loose their lives thus creating a unique identification of mining as a killer industry.

Akanksha Chauhan , From Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 , added an answer
Answered on 20/10/12

Because u get lots of injuries and you get quite ill (arthritis, coughing fits and allergies are common) and many people die