faceman

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faceman

(ˈfeɪsmən) or

faceworker

n, pl -men or -workers
a miner who works at the coalface, esp one who uses explosives
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Eddie left school at 19 and started at a pit in the early 1970s as a roadlayer, progressing to faceworker, then junior official.
One of the miners who had been in the front lines of the strike, former flying picket Ceri Thompson, would come to appreciate the true scale of the pit closure plan when, after leaving his job as a coal mine faceworker, he later became curator of a Welsh mine turned museum piece - the Big Pit mining museum in Blaenavon.
Left-wingers are already tabling motions calling for pounds 140 a week for faceworkers and retirement at 55.