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Photo Gallery: MSHA Mine Rescue Contest
(June 1, 2012)

Images include:

  • A rescue team makes preparations to begin its descent underground during a simulated mine emergency.
  • A mine rescue team member checks for high levels of toxic gas with his methane detector.
  • A mine rescue team member checks for high levels of toxic gas with his methane detector.
  • Rescuers place breathing apparatus on an 'injured' miner before he is carried out of the mine.
  • Rescuers place breathing apparatus on an 'injured' miner before he is carried out of the mine.
  • Alpha Natural Resources' first four-legged mine rescue team member, Ginny, appears with trainer Bill Dotson.

Images include:

  • A rescue team makes preparations to begin its descent underground during a simulated mine emergency.
  • A mine rescue team member checks for high levels of toxic gas with his methane detector.
  • A mine rescue team member checks for high levels of toxic gas with his methane detector.
  • Rescuers place breathing apparatus on an 'injured' miner before he is carried out of the mine.
  • Rescuers place breathing apparatus on an 'injured' miner before he is carried out of the mine.
  • Alpha Natural Resources' first four-legged mine rescue team member, Ginny, appears with trainer Bill Dotson.