William Knapik

Underground Miner
Type of Miner?
Where are you currently mining?
Somerset county Pennsylvania
How long have you been mining?
10 years

What do you find most rewarding about your job as a miner?
Supporting my family and enjoying the family tradition

What are some of the challenges you face regularly in your work, and how do you address them?
Following the hard Pennsylvania coal seem and just experience

Are there any particular skills, qualifications or advice that are essential for someone interested in becoming a miner?
Talk to as many old coal miners and take in all the advice you possibly can.

How do you see the future of mining evolving, and what opportunities or challenges do you anticipate?
Be around for many years. Always had ups and down in it but just stick with it
What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
Hunt and fishing and spending time with family and my kids.

What led you to mining?
My father
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