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Photo Gallery: National Coal Mine Rescue Competition in Columbus, Ohio
(September 9-12, 2013)
A Bench contestant looks for defects in a BG-4 breathing apparatus.
A Benchman from Consol Energy assembling a BG-4 during the contest.
Jeremy McClung from Alpha Natural Resources works quickly to assemble his BG-4 apparatus.
Judges in the BG-4 Bench Contest prepare the defective apparatus for the next contestant.
The Walter Energy Blue Creek team explore the mine looking for missing persons during the mine rescue portion of the competition.
A Patriot Coal Mine Rescue team maps their progress as they continue to explore the mine.
The Maxxim Mine Rescue team studies the mine map to determine their next move.
The Shoemaker Mine Rescue Team discusses their options as the map man makes notes.
A team from Alpha Natural Resources use a lifeline to help stay together while exploring the mine.
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