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Coal is a documentary reality TV series that was shown on Spike TV. Coal gives viewers a glimpse of the everyday operations and the work involved in coal mining. The documentary series was shot in Westchester, West Virginia and debuted in 2011. The series had a total of 10 episodes with episodes detailing the process of coal mining, the hazards, and the workers involved in the operations of the coal mine. The show ran for one year, and was also shown in the UK on the Discovery Channel UK.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Spike TV
1 Season, 10 Episodes
March 30, 2011
Reality
8.3/10
Cast: Andrew Christian, Andy Christian, Mike Crowder, R.B. Davis
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  • In the dramatic season finale, Mike and Tom work frantically to get the new lease approved as the mine starts to fall apart. The biggest rock fall yet leads to a fight so explosive it threatens to tear the company apart.

  • The mine gets deadly and conditions force Cobalt to take a different path. To get the new lease to go as planned, they'll have to double production. The pressure is on the night crew to get back in the coal or go to the house for good.

  • Danger for the miners increases when they hit water and almost flood the section. Meanwhile, a meeting with a local old-timer force Mike and Tom to come to a drastic decision regarding the direction of the mine.

  • Owners Tom and Mike have gone deep into debt to finance new equipment, and now they're desperate to mine more coal than ever before. To make matters worse, someone is stealing from the mine.

  • The company's future is threatened when an important piece of equipment is smashed and a redhat steps in.

  • Cobalt is forced to mine in the most dangerous part of the mountain, making conditions even more deadly. A skeleton day crew must face the mountain alone, but an unlikely hero, Vince, steps up.

  • Mike and Tom, are facing financial ruin when they roll the dice with a risky belt move that ends up being a success. With the mine half buried in coal, Mike pleads to the trucking company to rally for a record breaking week.

  • The power goes out and equipment goes down when a horrible storm hits the Cobalt Mine. When Hank comes back from the hospital he receives some bad news.

  • Cobalt Coal struggles to stay afloat. Lives are threatened when a storm shuts down the mine's air supply, forcing every man to race to the surface.

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