The University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering and Extended Campus Programs coordinated the Kentucky State Mine Rescue contest August 15 in Lexington . The event brings coal miners, industry officials, and state and federal regulators to Lexington for two days of mine safety contests as part of the annual meeting of the Kentucky Mining Institute.
The mine rescue contest matches the best rescue teams in Kentucky with teams from neighboring states. The 32 teams competing are made up of those who would respond to any mine emergency, such as the ongoing operation in Utah. The competition tests the teams’ ability to evaluate an emergency situation and rescue miners from an underground coal mine.
Contests took place at the Center for Applied Energy Research, 2540 Research Park Drive, just off Iron Works Pike.
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