November 16, 2015

Preparation for disaster

Joseph Main Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor Blog

A truck containing explosives caught fire in an underground limestone mine in Missouri. When the explosives detonated, five miners became trapped beneath the rubble. An intense rescue followed, and four miners were successfully extricated. Tragically, one miner died from his injuries.

This scenario, fortunately, never actually happened. It was part of a mine emergency response drill conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration at the Central Plains Cement Co. in Sugar Creek, Mo. ... more

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