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Locals compete at mine rescue competition

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The Westmoreland Coal Company's Estevan mine sent a six-person entry to the provincial emergency response/mine rescue skills competition in Saskatoon on May 31.

The Estevan mine was the runner-up in one category. They finished second to PotashCorp's Patience Lake Mine team in the first aid competition. Local miners also competed in firefighting, proficiency, practical skills and a surface field problem.

Captain Cory Gibson, assistant captain Lee Mantei, Kevin Ducey, Craig Alexander, Brandon Schopp and Jessica Merrien were part of the Estevan mine's team.

A total of 17 surface mine and underground mine teams were entered in this year's competition.

The mine rescue competition serves as the final event for Saskatchewan Mining Week each year.

 


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