While watching the movie in class today I found several points interesting. The topic of interest which struck me most was the lack of concern for the physical health of the mine employees. The orator of the movie failed to comment on employer concern for employees exposure to respiratory coal dust which can cause pulmonary disease as well as the miners’ heightened exposure to conditions that cause silicosis. Aside from these risks, miners are also subject to the obvious risks of injury and even death associated with working within the mine. Given the corporations concerning with the mining families and childrens’ education I do not think it plausible that the company is not concerned with mine employee health, but I do find it interesting that I did not hear it mentioned.