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Life as a Sulfur Miner in Indonesia

Continuing the "Working Man's Death" series, the focus shifts to the Indonesian island of Java, where miners descend into the crater of Ijen, an active volcano, to extract raw sulfur. With little more than cloths stuffed in their mouths for protection from the deadly fumes, they then must carry out the ore on their backs. The miners earn around $10 a day.

Tip of the hat to Khamomil for inspiring this upload.

Added: Oct-22-2010 
By: khara
Tags: sulfur, mine, Indonesia, Java, deadly, labor
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