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 change direction. To get the new lease to go right, 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 in Cobalt Coal mine increases. The continuous miner hits water and almost floods the section, and 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.
As the mountain crumbles around them, a crucial piece of equipment is smashed, putting the future of the company in jeopardy. Cobalt Coal is forced to make the biggest financial gamble yet. Can a redhat prove to be their savior?
Cobalt is forced to mine in the most dangerous part of the mountain, making conditions even more deadly. A skeleton day crew is forced to face the mountain alone, but an unlikely hero, Vince, steps up.
Cobalt owners, Mike and Tom, are facing financial ruin when they roll the dice with a risky belt move that pays off. With the mine half buried in coal, Mike pleads to the trucking company to rally for a record breaking week.
A devastating storm smashes the Cobalt Mine, causing power outages and equipment failure. Hank returns from the hospital to find his job on the line, and the possibility of being sent to the house permanently.
With a failing power supply, Cobalt Coal struggles to keep its head above water. The situation turns deadly when a storm shuts down the mine’s air supply, forcing every man into a desperate race to the surface.
A legendary miner fights to keep Cobalt Coal from going belly up. Major mistakes by the Night Shift almost cost the company their livelihood, while one of the deadliest jobs claims another victim.
In West Virginia a small company of coal miners fights to carve a living out the earth. They battle deadly conditions, and financial instability in tunnels half their height to secure a future for their families.
COAL explores coal mining through the eyes of Mike and Tom, part-owners of Cobalt Mine in Westchester, WV, and the area's hard-working miners, families and community members.
The men of Cobalt give you a behind the scenes look at what it is to be a coal miner. Coal airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
Coal airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
In the mine, there are no mistakes. Check out this sneak peek at the upcoming Spike series Coal. Coal airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
Watch the trailer for the new Spike series Coal which airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
Executive Producer, Thom Beers, the man behind 'Deadliest Catch' and 'Ice Road Truckers' reveals the history behind his newest show Coal. Coal airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
Coal mining is a business, and the economy of coal is more complicated than you think. Coal airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather who took him underground for the first time when he was 12, Jeremy has close to a decade of mining under his belt. A car accident cost him a college basketball scholarship and he had to move back home and take a job in the mines. Jeremy was seriously injured in a rock fall that left him covered for more than 30 minutes underground. He was out of work for more than a month and was afraid to go back into “the hole,” but for the sake of his two daughters, faced his fear and now mining at Cobalt Coal.
No one ever said coal mining was easy, but the men of Cobalt Coal do it for a reason. One of those reasons is their family. See what else keeps them motivated underground and how things have changed for miners over the years.
With the premiere of 'Coal' less than a week away, executive producer, Thom Beers tells us why he had to make this show and why you should watch it. Coal airs Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
After a career in telecommunications, Mike started in the coal business with Tom Roberts in 2007. Mike is the businessman in the operation. His two constant headaches on the job are the mechanical breakdowns and keeping up-to-date with the federal regulatory requirements of the mining industry to keep the mine in compliance and working. Cobalt Coal’s goal is to mine 6-8,000 clean tons of coal a month. Every breakdown, of which there are many, or violation costs the mine much needed revenue. Mike puts in a lot of time trying to minimize those losses, but it’s a tough and constant battle.
Andrew is one of the youngest miners at Cobalt Coal and works on the day shift alongside his dad and mining legend Andy Christian Sr. Andrew wants to become a continuous miner operator just like his dad. Though it’s one of the most difficult and dangerous positions, it’s also one of the highest-paying jobs in the mine. Andrew knows that with his dad training him, he’ll be one of the best miner operators in the state, just like his dad.
After 30+ years in the mining industry, Jerry is looking to move up to a Supervisor position and get out of the hole. Over the years he’s suffered multiple leg and shoulder injuries from mine ceiling collapses and whiplash from a snapped cable. He works alongside his son Jerry, Jr. who he’s training on the day shift and to continue the family mining tradition. Jerry is one of the most outspoken men on the shift and also the biggest prankster of the group.
When you're underground, danger lurks. When you're a coal miner, this gets all the more dangerous. Find the danger by watching Coal on Wednesdays at 10PM/9c only on Spike.
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