James Lucas

Coal Miner

Miner Monday -  James Lucas



What type of Miner are you? How long have you been mining and where are you currently mining?
Coal Miner. 3 years kingston #2 coal mines.

Tell us about your mining journey
I am a roof bolter but I pretty much do every thing and anything they need. 

What led you to a mining career?
I moved back to wv from South Carolina and I knew I had to be able to take care of my babies. 

How do you stay alert and keep safety top of mind?
Staying focused.

What advice would you give a miner just starting out?
Be careful and pay attention.

What makes or breaks a job's success from your experience?
Your attitude.

Do you have any routine hacks, productivity hacks, or mindset hacks that make your job go better?

I set alarms so I have stuff done every night at a certain time and don’t get behind.

What is one thing you wish more people would know about mining?
The sacrifice you have to make.

What's Your Favorite Thing to Do Outside of Work?
Fish and hunt.
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