There are many occupations that are risky—military, fire and police are some that come to mind. Mining can be added to that list because it has the potential to be a very dangerous job.
When we visited the World's Largest Truck in Sparwood, I wandered to a nearby memorial. It's dedicated to the miners who have lost their lives in British Columbia's Elk Valley—a rather sparsely populated region of southeastern B.C. The plaque was unveiled on April 3, 2017 and lists the names of 181 miners killed since 1901.
Note that April 3, 1967 was a particularly bad day, when the Balmer Mine explosion took the lives of 15 miners. The plaque was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of that day.
The plaque is accompanied by a bronze sculpture known as the "Coal Miner", a miner with helmet, headlamp, protective clothes and a lunch bucket.