Mine Rescue Competition Recap
The 32nd Annual Missouri Mine Rescue Contest was held September 24-25, 2014, at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Experimental Mine in Rolla. Mine safety and rescue teams from across the United States gathered in Rolla to compete in a number of events including a rescue simulation, first aid safety, written exams, and more.
The Missouri Mine Rescue Contest is unique because teams compete in an underground mine, which prepares professional miners for situations they could encounter on the job. The rescue simulation tasks team members with creating a plan to rescue trapped miners as quickly and safely as possible while facing issues like air quality and structural integrity. The first aid portion of the competition requires teams to provide first aid on an in injured miner an emergency situation. Each skill practiced during the competition is beneficial for the rescue teams.
The results of this year’s competition are as follows:
Best In State Team - Doe Run Maroon Team
Best Out of State Team - Vulcan Materials Company
1st place Field Competition - Vulcan Materials Company
2nd place Field Competition - Doe Run Maroon Team
3rd place Field Competition - Doe Run Grey Team
4th place Field Competition - Central Plains Cement/Talon
5th place Field Competition - Wipp Blue Team
1st place Team Technician - Doe Run Maroon Team
2nd place Team Technician - Vulcan Materials Company
3rd place Team Technician - Wipp Blue Team
1st place First Aid - Doe Run Grey Team
2nd place First Aid - Wipp Blue Team
3rd place First Aid - Vulcan Materials Company
1st place Team Trainer - Steve Setzer-Doe Run Maroon Team
To watch a recap of the competition, watch the Department’s special edition of This Week in Labor.Mining is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. To help make Missouri’s mines and caves safer, the Missouri Department of Labor offers free programs to train miners on implementing safe and healthy working habits at the workplace. To learn more about the Mine and Cave Safety Program or sign up for a free training or consultation, visit this website.