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Season 7 Episode 25

The Devil's Miner

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 23, 2006 on PBS
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The Devil's Miner
The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics states that mining is the second most dangerous trade, with an estimated average of 28.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers according to Forbes Magazine. However, in much of the world, it is a job not for men, but boys. This episode takes a look at the youngsters who put their lives at risk in India, Bolivia and Sierra Leone in order to feed their families.moreless

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