big un: i got nailed 3 times with 440 dc in a coal mine. that was a thrill, to say the least. apologies for getting off track, the other thrill, being trapped for an hour or two by a fire in the mine section i was working in. had to change diapers after.
Martin Cruz Smith's, "Rose" is a very well-researched novel (as his tend to be) that involves coal mining in Victorian England. His descriptions of the mine left me wanting to go run out into the middle of a big field on a bright sunny day. An interesting factoid: Circa 1850 the two fastest means of travel for people were by horse and an elevator descending into a coal mine shaft.
My son, when quite young, was trying to be helpful when I was working in the attic wiring a light fixture and decided I shouldn't be working in the dark, so he turned on the light switch. I'll have to say, there was light!...but only for an instant. I knew I should have turned the circuit off.