Bobby Bishop

Underground Miner

Miner Strong Miner Monday - Bobby Bishop


Type of Miner
Where are you currently mining
Beckley west virginia
How long have you been mining?
16 years


What do you find most rewarding about your job as a miner?
My family doesn't want for anything

What are some of the challenges you face regularly in your work, and how do you address them?
High levels of methane during face mining. We keep our air quantities where they're supposed to be and go from there.

Are there any particular skills or qualifications that are essential for someone interested in becoming a miner?
Common sense and the ability to listen

Has your experience in the mining industry shaped your perspective on the importance of mining in our society?

How do you see the future of mining evolving, and what opportunities or challenges do you anticipate?
A lot of smaller operators will be out of business here in wv. Lots of new standards for dust control and suppression are coming.

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