ONTARIO – Vale’s West Mines team were crowned with the coveted golden hard hats when they won the Ontario provincial mine rescue competition that took place at Thunder Bay’s Fort William Gardens June 11-12. The team of dedicated volunteers from Vale’s Sudbury Operations took home first overall after two days of intense competition.
“We are very proud of our mine rescue team for their excellent performance during this competition,” said Rob Assabgui, director of mines & mill for Vale’s Sudbury Operations. “They are an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers that bring world-class emergency response expertise to our company and our industry.”
A wide variety of skills were tested during the event in simulated underground emergencies including fire-fighting skills, first aid response, use of emergency equipment and decision making.
Seven mine rescue teams were invited to participate in the provincial competition after winning their local district competitions.
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