The results of the 100th USA National Mine Rescue Competition, held October 3-6, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio have been announced. Information regarding the competition including video of competition in process can be found at http://www.msha.gov/MineRescue/CONTEST/2011Coal/2011Coalhome.asp.
Mine Rescue Competitions give the participating teams an opportunity to hone their skills, share best-practices, and exchange information regarding safety equipment and emergency response techniques that they can put to use in case of a real event. This is serious competition with benefits that can save lives. Congratulations to all participants, you are all winners!
On a related topic, the 49th Annual Australia Underground Mine Rescue Competition was held today in Woonona, NSW. International Longwall News has posted highlights from the event on their website at www.longwalls.com.