Ohio to host regional mine rescue contest

THIRTY-ONE teams from six US states will meet this week for the 30th annual Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Contest in Harrison County in eastern Ohio.
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Peabody's Appalachia mine rescue team.

Donna Schmidt

Organized by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management, and the National Mine Rescue Association’s Post 6 region, the June 7-9 competition will take place for a second time at the Jerry L Stewart Ohio Mine Safety Training Center.

Teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Maryland and Virginia are slated to participate in bench, first aid, mine rescue and pre-shift inspection competitions throughout the three-day event.

Judging performance of the crews will be competition judges from the US Department of Labor, the West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the ODNR.

Keep watching ILN for the results of the contest.

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