The daily dose of darkness
Brown Coal Mine "Breza" exists since 1907. it is located 20 km northwest of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Brown coal from the pit "Kamenica" and "Sretno" (which means good luck) feed about 1,250 families, daily production of both pit is about 2,000 tons. Some families in Breza have at least three generations of coal miners, where the son, father and grandfather were coal miners. The coal mining job requires a lot of effort. At a depth of 400 meters, a working day flows in the darkness, dust, sweat. Under the dirty clothes these hard workers conceal pure heart, always positive and ready for a joke. Proudly and bravely, with tools in their hands, they begin the day with the arrival at work site, the greeting "Good luck" and going under the ground. Traditional mining greeting 'Good luck' carries a desire to once again come to the light of day or starry night. Despite of all the machines that help them to dig coal, it is still one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs. In the last 50 years in the pits throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina hundreds of miners lost their lives. Exposed to constant danger of poisoning, explosion, fire, collapse of the hall, they work hard until the end of the shift, when they will again come happy to the surface of the earth and go to their families. These people are going to dig the ore from which depends on heavy industry, coal from which is produced electricity, which is precious in the winter days warm many homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Society forgets these helpful and hard workers. Who think of them, for their families, their children, while they risked life this society ensure prosperity.