Mining helmets can be equipped with full brim or gradational brim to protect miners' eyes and ears form falling objects and debris. Meanwhile, face shields, breathing apparatuses or wireless video cameras can be fastened to the mining helmets to provide enhanced protection the miners.
Miners helmet and tools for coal mining. Illustration on white background. Miner in the Helmet with Pick Axe in the Bowels of the Mountain on a Background of the Sunburst in Gear, Crossed Hammer and Sledgehammer, Label or Badge Mine Shaft, Set Emblem of the Mining Industry
A hard hat is a type of helmet predominantly used in workplace environments such as industrial or construction sites to protect the head from injury due to falling objects, impact with other objects, debris, rain, and electric shock. Suspension bands inside the helmet spreads the helmet's weight and the force of any impact over the top of the head.
This black Coal King brand miner's helmet was made during the first half of the 20th century by the T.R. Jones Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The helmet is made of re-enforced leather, with a leather and metal lamp bracket in the front and a leather cord holder in the rear.
A mining or caving lamp has calcium carbide placed in a lower chamber, the generator. The upper reservoir is then filled with water. A threaded valve or other mechanism is used to control the rate at which the water is allowed to drip into the chamber containing the calcium carbide.