Lexington hosts first ever mine competition
Lexington, Kentucky, hosted the first ever national metal and nonmetal mine rescue competition. Mine rescue teams from across the country gathered to compete in 75-minute long drills that took them through real-life emergency scenarios.
Competitors were fit with monitors to track their every move by utilizing cameras and a combination of wireless and other tracking devices.
Competition started with five-member teams facing an emergency scenario. The team members had to search and account for missing miners following standard mine rescue procedures.
There was also a first aid competition that involved two-men technician teams tasked with ensuring that multi-gas and self-contained breathing apparatuses work properly. Teams had to be able to perform medical emergency techniques.
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