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Photo Gallery: MSHA: 100 Years of Mine Rescue Contests
(October 3-6, 2011)

Images include:

  • A two-man team administers first aid to an injured miner (simulated).
  • In the bench contest, participants must restore functionality to breathing apparatuses worn during rescue operations.
  • Mine rescuers consult a mine map before advancing underground.
  • A rescued miner is placed on a stretcher.
  • Ginny, a Dutch shepherd, is being trained by Alpha Natural Resources as the first service dog to search for and rescue miners underground.

Images include:

  • A two-man team administers first aid to an injured miner (simulated).
  • In the bench contest, participants must restore functionality to breathing apparatuses worn during rescue operations.
  • Mine rescuers consult a mine map before advancing underground.
  • A rescued miner is placed on a stretcher.
  • Ginny, a Dutch shepherd, is being trained by Alpha Natural Resources as the first service dog to search for and rescue miners underground.