I remember Aberfan clearly. I was serving at the Army Air Corps Centre at Middle Wallop at the time and a collection was made throughout the camp in 1965.
Also, my father was a Welsh coal miner in the Kent coal field so my family felt it very acutely.
This has nothing to do with my domestic situation, by the way. This is my response to your reference to Aberfan and how it affected me personally.
To a lot of people today, they would never have heard of Aberfan and the cruel deaths of all those schoolchildren.
A truly dreadful tradegy.
I posted it just to show some of the casualities of mining are victims not involved in mining. But you knew that.
Not related to my domestic situation either.......
I've been down a coal mine. Once.
It was a very long time ago but two things/experiences have stuck with me. The absolute Stygian blackness. Turn off the helmet lamps and you dare not move. An experience like no other.
The other was the the utter chaos at end of shift when the miners wanted to get back to the surface.
I'd got done with what I could do and was ready to go. I was advised to wait until after shift change. A prior shift change stampede had resulted in two people being trampled to death.
It was a long time ago and since the coal mining industry has all but disappeared in UK there are few fatalaties now.
But your point remains valid. World wide, nuclear has the fewest.