Mathew Mitchell was laid off from the Galatia Mine in late December; but he says during his six months working there as an underground miner he never feared he wouldn't come home to his wife and two daughters at the end of his shift.
"I didn't see anything underground where I was at that would warrant me being scared or anybody else," Mitchell said.
"I feel their safety is top notch. They were always on top of everything and if anything needed to be fixed, they got right on it," Mitchell said.
"Yeah they got scrapes and bumps and bruises, but no one's come out of the mine seriously injured where I've worked," Mitchell said.