This week marked the beginning of an important celebration for the mining industry. In an effort to acknowledge “the courageous mine rescuers, past and present, who put their lives on the line to save other miners,” MSHA recognized October 30th as the Mine Rescue Day.
Just think about the number of times mine rescuers have placed their own safety and lives at risk to save others, undertaking some of the most dangerous and difficult tasks and making life and death decisions in conditions where every second matters.
Mine rescue goes hand in hand with the beginning of mining itself. Over the years, it was evolving with experience and shaping into a well-organized team effort. Recognizing these emergency responders, emphasizing their own safety comprises a key milestone in the industry’s history. Read More