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Diavik Mine Team Wins Two Events at Rescue Competition

Jun 21, 2013 8:26 AM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... A Diavik diamond mine rescue team won two events at the 56th annual Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission mine rescue competition held in Yellowknife, Canada on June 14 and 15. rescue team

Diavik’s team took first place for the underground obstacle and underground bench/field test events. The underground competition included fire fighting, underground obstacle, rope rescue, first-aid, an underground bench/field test, practice with underground smoke and written exam tasks.

Teams from Diavik, Ekati, Snap Lake and Cantung mines participated in the underground competition with Ekati winning the overall underground competition.

Diavik’s mine rescue team included its captain, Nathan Pitre, the vice captain, Brad Rogers, and coordinator Craig Archibald, along with Chris Auld, Chris Ethier, Corey Hancock, Alex Clinton and Coach John Arnold.

Diavik’s mine rescue team is comprised of volunteers from the mine site’s overall emergency response team, which includes 60 individuals who train year round.

Tags: diamond mine, Diavik, Jeff Miller, rescue competition, yellowknife
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