Sulphur Miners

As you can see from the image below, the miners have no special tools or equipment to protect them from the toxic fumes. Some can afford gas masks which filter out some of the gas. From personal experience I can tell you than when the wind changes direction, the gas is so noxious it causes your eyes to water your throat to burn and that is with a mask.


see below a miner at work, chipping away the solid sulphur while it is still soft from the condensing tubes and lifting it away in blocks