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"Miner Injuries", Way to Die #240, is the sixth death to be featured in "Death: One Size Fits All", which aired on August 29, 2011.


Travis was a mining foreman who demonstrated the backbreaking inhumanity of working during the early 20th century. While his 49ers work gruelingly, Travis tells them to work harder, as he brags about his handsome mustache. But, one of his workers gets sick and starts coughing blood, so Travis decides to do the work all by himself. Another one of the workers smells methane and warns his coworkers and Travis, but Travis ends up ignoring and backtalking him and swings his pickax right into a pocket of methane. The spark given off by his pickax hitting the rocks ignites the pocket and sends smoldering rocks and a methane-explosion of blistering magnitude into his body. When the smoke clears, it becomes obvious that Travis's life is finally over, sending this backbreaking and rude foreman straight to Hell.

"That's when Travis discovered... just how dangerous coal mining can be."


  • Mary Ann Arias (a.k.a. "Aria Anne" stage name) - Geologist
  • Ben Shearin - Coal Mining Expert
  • Reed Anthony - Travis (lead: intended victim)

Segment Description

  • "An abusive mining owner is killed when a spark ignites a methane pocket." (Spike TV website -- now Paramount Network website)
  • "A man gets a job to mine down underground and dies from a explosion." (Danish Version)


  • Continuity: When Travis dies, it is shown that his eyes are closed. However, at the ending card, it shows that Travis' eyes are wide open.

Sister segments

Foreign names

  • Heridas bajo tierra (Wounds under the ground) - Latin American dub.